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Ash Wednesday Alternative Liturgy

Fr. Longenecker brings us "An Ash Wednesday Liturgy for the Healing of the Earth Wounds"

For this liturgy the celebrator shall wear a black overall with a day glo work vest to identify with the working people of God. On his head he shall wear a black hard hat with purple trim. (A purple pompom may be added by Monsignore)

The celebrator shall assemble the processional people at the back of the ecclesial structure (or at a community waste disposal site if possible). Each processional person shall carry an appropriate desert symbol: a handful of dust, a rock, a bucket of sand, a cactus, a Bedouin tent. Instead of a cross the processional leader person shall carry an icon of a persecuted person. (Harvey Milk or Jane Fonda for example)

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