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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 ...

Ash Wednesday - Easter / Lent - Catholic Life - Catholic Online

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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.

4 Things to Know About Ash Wednesday | TIME

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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.

What is Ash Wednesday? | Bibleinfo.com

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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  ...

Ash Wednesday and Catholic Practice | Faith-filled Family - March ...

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If there ever is a day of the year when you can spot Catholics at a glance, Ash Wednesday is it. It is the one time when Catholics literally wear their faith on their  ...

Why ashes on Ash Wednesday? - Ken Collins' Website

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Therefore, the first day of Lent in the western Church is always a Wednesday. ... Traditionally, the ashes for the Ash Wednesday service come from burning the ...

Ash Wednesday: What Is Ash Wednesday? How Do We Observe It ...

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CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Ash Wednesday - New Advent

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The Wednesday after Quinquagesima Sunday, which is the first day of the Lenten fast.

Ash Wednesday Explained: The Meaning Behind The Dust

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Feb 18, 2015 ... (RNS) Chances are you'll see a bunch of folks walking around with schmutz on their foreheads this Wednesday (Feb. 18). The 'Splainer asks ...

Ash Wednesday - EWTN.com

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Ash Wednesday originated in the A.D. 900s, long after Europe had been Christianized and the pagan cults stamped out. Q: Why is it called Ash Wednesday?

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Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Ash Wednesday is a Christian observance that marks the first day of Lent, which is prior to Easter.
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What is Ash Wednesday? - GotQuestions.org Home

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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 ...

Why ashes on Ash Wednesday? | The United Methodist Church

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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,  ...

What Do Christians Celebrate on Ash Wednesday? - Christianity

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In Western Christianity, Ash Wednesday marks the first day, or the start of the season of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter (Sundays are not included in ...