Ash Wednesday at CAK
“From Dust You Came, and To Dust You Shall Return.”
Part of what makes Christian Academy of Knoxville unique is that we have students from over 140 area churches, and we are independent and non-denominational. So, we get to learn from one another.
Some Christian denominations participate in Ash Wednesday, and some do not, but all students in Mrs. Oaks Freshman Bible class got to learn about the tradition on Wednesday.
Those who wanted to participate wrote down something they wish to give up for lent in order to grow closer to God. They then burned those papers and the ashes were placed upon their foreheads in the sign of the cross.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
All students and staff who wished were also given the opportunity for the imposition of ashes today during the lunch hour. This was not required of anyone.