Balaclava and Elwood
Lent begins on Wed 26 Feb 2021 - Thur 9 Apr 2021
Pancake Tuesday at the Vicarage 6pm Tue 16 Feb 2021.
Ash Wednesday Service, 7pm Wed 17 Feb 2021
Maundy Thursday Service 7pm Thu 1 Apr 2021
Good Friday Ecumenical Service Fri 2 Apr 2021 - details to be advised.
Holy Saturday Lighting of the New Light Vigil service: 7pm Sat 3 Apr 2021
Sunday Sung Eucharist
10:30am Sunday 4 Apr 2021
Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent and invites us to observe Lent as a holy season. As we journey through Lent to Jerusalem and the cross, we are called to be Jesus’ disciples ever more closely. Ash Wednesday invites us to cast off whatever hinders us, to experience refreshment of faith and the joy of the resurrection. Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter.
Advent, the lead-up to Christmas, is about watching and waiting, as the shepherds in the fields, the kings from the East and Mary and Joseph watched and waited. Archbishop Philip Freier says Victorians know about watching and waiting this year. But watching and waiting is a gift from God, he says, which is true despite being contrary to our expectations.