Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting, is the first day of Lent in Western Christianity. It
occurs 46 days before Easter and can fall as early as February 4 or as late as ...
Ash Wednesday is one of the most popular and important holy days in the
liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday opens Lent, a season of fasting and prayer.
Feb 18, 2015 ... 18 is Ash Wednesday, which kicks off the first day of Lent and signals the
approach of Easter. Here are three things to know about the day.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Lent is a time when
many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance,
Feb 18, 2015 ... A: Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the day many Christians mark as the first day
of Lent, the time of reflection and penitence leading up to ...
Ash Wednesday has a non-Christian origin and was accepted into the beliefs of
the Catholic Church at the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD. The council also settled
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The Wednesday after Quinquagesima Sunday, which is the first day of the Lenten
fast. The name dies cinerum (day of ashes) which it bears in the Roman Missal ...
Ash Wednesday Lectionary: 219. If the blessing and distribution of ashes take
place outside Mass, it is appropriate that the Liturgy of the Word precede it, using
Feb 4, 2016 ... Looking for a quick way to explain Ash Wednesday to your friends? Look no
further than Busted Halo's two-minute video that describes the day ...