Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, practice of placing ashes on the foreheads. Ashes in the Bible is an expression of mourning and marks the 40 day separation of God in the dessert to fast and pray.

Catholic.org "Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ's Resurrection on Easter Sunday, through which we attain redemption"

Wikipedia "Ash Wednesday, in the Western Christian calendar, is the first day of Lent and occurs 46 days (40 days not counting Sundays) before Easter. It is a moveable fast, falling on a different date each year because it is dependent on the date of Easter. It can occur as early as February 4 (February 5 on leap years) or as late as March 10"

Wikipilipinas "Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season and falls 40 days before Easter Sunday. During mass on Ash Wednesday, consecrated ash is applied on the forehead in the shape of a cross, by a priest, minister, or designated layperson. Fasting, abstinence, and repentance are practiced on this day"

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