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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 ...

www.catholic.org/lent/ashwed.php

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 ...

www.umc.org/what-we-believe/why-ashes-on-ash-wednesday

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,  ...

www.bibleinfo.com/en/questions/ash-wednesday-bible

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  ...

www.gotquestions.org/Ash-Wednesday.html

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 ...

www.lectionarypage.net/YearABC/Lent/AshWed.html

Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming, it is near--. a day of ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/18/ash-wednesday-explainer_n_6705404.html

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 ...

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Feb 28, 2017 ... March 1 is Ash Wednesday, which marks beginning of Lent, a 40-day period dedicated to reflection, prayer and fasting ahead of Easter.

www.patheos.com/blogs/markdroberts/series/ash-wednesday-practice-and-meaning

Ash Wednesday: Practice and Meaning ... Why Should We Observe Ash Wednesday? How Ash Wednesday Enriches Our Lives and Our Relationship with God ...