Results for: Sackcloth-and-ashes

Why do you use the sackcloth for Lent?

Sack Cloth and ashes are used in the Old Testament for mourning,  submission. Ninevah is an example where for 40 days-the length of  Lent-all citizens & the King worn sack c (MORE)

What does sackcloth mean in the bible?

SACKCLOTH was a coarse cloth used in making sacks, or bags, such as those for containing grain. It was usually woven from goat's hair of a dark color. (Re 6:12; Isa 50:3) The (MORE)

How many times is sackcloth and ashes mentioned bible?

In the King James version the word - sackcloth - appears 46 times the word - sackclothes - appears once and the word - ash - appears once the word - ashes - appears (MORE)

Where in the Bible is the verse ashes to ashes?

Answer I believe most Anglican clergymen both past and present, out  of tradition, recite inpart the words "---- commit this body to the  ground ; earth to earth, ashes to a (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)

Why are the cricket ashes called ashes?

In 1882, after Australia defeated England on English soil for the first time, The Sporting Times ran the following obituary for English cricket: In Affectionate Remembranceof (MORE)