Offering convenience, functionality, and ease of use, this striking Ash Pyxis is an attractive addition to your Ash Wednesday Service. This rounded Ash Holder and cover is nickel plated; base metal is made of brass; Cover has a small rounded knob on the top for easy lifting; bowl is 3” in diameter.
Take a moment to look into our selection of Ash Wednesday Bulletins.
Need Palm Ashes? We have them available in 10 grams and in 50 grams.
Check out the following resource selections for your Ash Wednesday occasion:
Igniting Worship, Book with DVD; The Lenten Tree; Season of Ash and Fire; Lenten resources.
Did you know. . .
“Pyxis” is Greek for “box”
Ash Wednesday inaugurates the season of Lent. During this special service we confront our mortality and confess our sins within the community of faith.
Some churches observe Ash Wednesday with distribution of ashes, reading prayers of repentance, and with other services offered from the pulpit.
In ancient days, people marked times of fasting, prayer, repentance, mourning, and remorse by placing ashes on their foreheads. During Lent, ancient Christians mourned their sins and repented of them; it was appropriate for them to show their sincerity by placing ashes on their foreheads. The custom has survived in the church.
The traditions of Ash Wednesday came up as a part of the Lenten customs during the late 5th century. Penitence and fasting are two of the key distinctives of Lent. And thus also of the Ash Wednesday, which marks the onset of a period of sober reflection, self-examination, and spiritual redirection.