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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.

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,  ...

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


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Why ashes on Ash Wednesday? - Ken Collins' Website


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 ...

What is Ash Wednesday - What Does it Really Mean? - Christian 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 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 Explained: The Meaning Behind The Dust


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 ...

What are Ash Wednesday and Lent? Does the Bible tell us to ...


Mar 4, 2014 ... The Bible does not mention Ash Wednesday or Lent, and the early New Testament Church did not observe these days. Here is how the BBC ...

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? - GotQuestions.org Home


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 ...

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  ...

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 ...