|Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent in the Catholic Church. Anglicans are in that tradition. But we are well aware that the Orthodox have an eight week Lenten Season. We encourage all who profess and call themselves Christians to embrace this time of prayer, fasting and devotion.
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2017 A.D... a time when people have one thing in common, they are seeking that which only the church can offer. Something they can’t find at a friend’s house, in a bar or even at a police station.
They are seeking the hiding place of David found in Psalm 32:7 which says,
You are my hiding place;
You shall preserve me from trouble;
You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.
Historically, the red doors of a church have always been a symbol of sanctuary promising refuge to those in peril. The color red evokes the blood of Jesus Christ, which protects the soul of the wayfaring from spiritual harm. The red doors symbolize the blood of Christ, which is our entry into salvation. They also remind us of the blood of the martyrs, the seed of the church. The red cross on the Episcopal Missionary Church logo symbolizes the same.
Jesus Christ is our refuge. The Episcopal Missionary Church is a body of Anglican Churches where the doors of each parish community is a refuge for all those who enter through them. Each sanctuary is a holy place, there are no outcasts. Our door is open to all!