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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 last year.

Ash Wednesday - Wikipedia

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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 Online

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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 ...

What is Ash Wednesday? - GotQuestions.org

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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 ...

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  ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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.