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Why do you have Ash Wednesday?

Ash Wednesday is the start of Lent, a penitential season in the Church. Ash Wednesday is a day to reflect on our sins and turn away from them. In the Bible a sign of repentanc (MORE)

What is Ash Wednesday?

The seventh Wednesday before Easter and the first day of Lent, on which many Christians receive a cross from ashes on the forehead as a token of penitence and mortality.   (MORE)

What ashes are used on Ash Wednesday?

The ashes used on Ash Wednesday are from the burned palms from the previous year's Palm Sunday. Since the palms are consecrated it is not proper to dispose of them in the garb (MORE)