Ash Wednesday:


Ash Wednesday on March 14th marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is a

season of penance, reflection, and fasting that

prepares us for Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday, through which we attain redemption.

Ash Wednesday comes from the ancient Jewish tradition of penance and fasting. The practice includes the wearing of ashes on the head. The ashes symbolise the dust from which God made us. As the priest applies the ashes to a person's forehead, he speaks the words: "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. It is important to remember that Ash Wednesday is a day of penitential prayer and fasting.


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