Rev. Kevin Parviz places ashes on his grandchildren Johnna Opheim, 7 1/2 and infant Aubrey Smith during Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, March 5, at Congregation Chai v'Shalom in Dogtown with his wife Colleen, right.The service combined both Christian and Jewish liturgy. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, courtesy of St. Louis Post-Dispatch

(RNS1-march13) Rev. Kevin Parviz places ashes on his grandchildren Johnna Opheim, 7 1/2 and infant Aubrey Smith during Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, March 5, at Congregation Chai v’Shalom in Dogtown with his wife Colleen, right.The service combined both Christian and Jewish liturgy. For use with RNS-LURTHERAN-JEWS, transmitted on March 13, 2014, Photo by Laurie Skrivan, courtesy of St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Sally Morrow

Sally Morrow

Sally Morrow joined Religion News Service in March 2012 as Photo/Multimedia Editor. She is a photographer and editor based in Kansas City, Mo. Morrow has worked as a multimedia editor and photographer at Newsday, The Des Moines Register, and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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  1. Is this man really converting these individuals to the faith of the Bible, or another system form of paganism where the outward man is everything, the all in all; where man is god syndrome. What in the world is going on here with the ashes on the forehead between the eyes (the third eye in Hinduism.) This IS A PAGAN practice and has absolutely nothing to do with our faith in Jesus Christ.

    God’s Holy Word has between so diluted between the holy and the profane, it is astounding to me to see the universalism of the one world religion taking its form…..and the warm up show for the mark of the beast is slowly taking place.

    May God have mercy on us for what we have become.

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