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 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
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
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 ...
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The Wednesday after Quinquagesima Sunday, which is the first day of the Lenten
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 originated in the A.D. 900s, long after Europe had been
Christianized and the pagan cults stamped out. Q: Why is it called Ash