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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


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.

What is Ash Wednesday? - GotQuestions.org


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 ...

Ash Wednesday Explained: The Meaning Behind The Dust ...


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 ...

What is Ash Wednesday - What Does it Really Mean? - Religion News


Feb 17, 2015 ... Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. Read why it's a ritual marked by ash on the forehead and why the ritual of Ash Wednesday gaining in ...

Ash Wednesday | Catholic Answers


Ash Wednesday. —The Wednesday after Quinquagesima Sunday, which is the first day of the Lenten fast. The name dies cinerum (day of ashes) which it bears ...

What Do Christians Celebrate on Ash Wednesday? - Christianity


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 ...

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


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Ash Wednesday 2015: What is it and why is it an important day for ...


Feb 18, 2015 ... Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent – which is the period of self- restraint and abstention for Christians prior to Easter.

Ash Wednesday - EWTN.com


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?

Ash Wednesday Ash Wednesday is a Christian observance that marks the first day of Lent, which is prior to Easter.
Ash Wednesday was Wednesday, February 10, 2016 this year.
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What is Ash Wednesday? | Bibleinfo.com


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  ...

4 Things to Know About Ash Wednesday | TIME


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.

Why ashes on Ash Wednesday? | The United Methodist Church


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,  ...