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Ash Wednesday
NOUN
1.
the first day of Lent.
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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 ...

www.catholic.org/lent/ashwed.php

Catholic open the season of Lent with Ash Wednesday, a day devoted to fasting, reconciliation, and prayer. For the next 46 days, Catholics will strive to empty ...

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Answer: Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. Its official name is “Day of Ashes, ” so called because of the practice of rubbing ashes on one's forehead in the ...

www.umc.org/what-we-believe/why-ashes-on-ash-wednesday

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,  ...

www.bibleinfo.com/en/questions/ash-wednesday-bible

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  ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/18/ash-wednesday-explainer_n_6705404.html

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 ...

www.lectionarypage.net/YearABC/Lent/AshWed.html

Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming, it is near--. a day of ...

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/ash-wednesday-2017-lent-observed-do-give-things

Mar 1, 2017 ... A churchgoer receives a cross of ashes painted on her forehead from a priest during Ash Wednesday Mass at Westminster Cathedral. Credit: ...

time.com/3713126/ash-wednesday

Feb 18, 2015 ... Feb. 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.