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Christians dig deeper into faith

Believers are called during Lent to enrich their lives through discipline and prayer

By Pat Gee

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 16, 2013

~~<p>Sporting gold-trimmed purple robes and a broad smile, the Rev. David Gierlach stood on a bustling Chinatown street corner Wednesday, offering passers-by the rite of having black ash smeared on their foreheads.</p>
<p>About 100 Christians too busy or forgetful to attend church the morning of Ash Wednesday agreed to receive the sign of the cross from him, accompanied by the words from Genesis 3:19: &quot;Remember that &lsquo;you are dust, and to dust you shall return.'&quot;</p>
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Sporting gold-trimmed purple robes and a broad smile, the Rev. David Gierlach stood on a bustling Chinatown street corner Wednesday, offering passers-by the rite of having black ash smeared on their foreheads.

About 100 Christians too busy or forgetful to attend church the morning of Ash Wednesday agreed to receive the sign of the cross from him, accompanied by the words from Genesis 3:19: "Remember that ‘you are dust, and to dust you shall return.'" Login for more...



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