Ash Wednesday

When was Ash Wednesday in 2008?

Ash Wednesday in 2008 took place on February 6th.

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Which denominations celebrate Ash Wednesday?

The Catholics, the Methodists, the United Church of Christ, there may be more... --from Wikipedia: These Christian denominations are among those that mark Ash Wednesday by holding a service of worship or Mass: * African Methodist Episcopal Church * African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church * Anglic...

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Why does Lent begin on Ash Wednesday?

It is 46 days before Easter. Lent is 40 days, but traditionally does not include Sundays, which is why it is 46 days before Easter.

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How many days between Ash Wednesday and Easter?

Ash Wednesday falls 46 days before Easter. It actually works out to 40 days if one does not count the Sundays. The season in between is known as the season of Lent.

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When did Ash Wednesday happen?

This happened in 1877

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Why are ashes used on Ash Wednesdat?

because we were formed for ashes and we will return to ashes when we die. By:snakeman

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Is AshWednesday on Easter?

No ash Wednesday is exactly 40 days before Easter, it marks the beginning of lent and Easter marks the end of lent. lent is when you are asked to give something you love up for 40 days

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What traditionally happens on Ash Wednesday?

Lent begins, and you start forty days of intense penance: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving: the three ways in which we are called to live our Christian life. As a Catholic you receive a cross of burnt ashes to remind you that the Lord ...

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Who is Ash?

He is a main charactor in Pokemon.

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Can a non-Catholic receive ashes on Ash Wednesday?

yes my friend did by the way it depends if they want to! Yes! On Ash Wednesday the imposition of Ashes, a sign of repentance, is a sacramental, not a sacrament. Sacramentals, like holy water or being blessed by a priest, are open to all. The non-Catholic should be sure though, that if they are r...

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Why is the forehead marked with ash on ash Wednesday?

To remind us ashes to ashes we are nothing better than dirt

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What stories were told on ash Wednesday?

Roman Catholic Answer The readings for Ash Wednesday are Jl 2:12-18, 2 Cor 5:20-6:2, and Mt 6:1-6, 16-18. The reading from Joel is about the Day of the Lord and calls for a return to the Lord with "fasting and weeping". The reading from St. Paul says that today is NOW is the acceptable time, NOW...

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When is Ash Wednesday 2011?

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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What do Catholics put on their foreheads on Ash Wednesday?

The ash of the palms from the previous year's Palm Sunday. The priest or an extraordinary minister imposes the ashes on the forehead of the faithful during the Mass on Ash Wednesday as a sign of repentance for sin.

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How is the date determined for Ash Wednesday?

It is 46 days before Easter. The Forty-day period of Lent does not include Sunday. Although Easter is supposed to be the Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox, they had a hard time figuring out exactly when those WERE in the Western world in the Middle Ages. So they came up wi...

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What countries celebrate ash Wednesday?

Every country if they allow it and also if there are Catholics in the country.

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How did Ash Wednesday fires effect the natural environment?

The Ash Wednesday Bushfires effected the Environment in a big way: 5200Km2worth of land was razed. 340,000 Sheep, 18,000 Cattle, native Australian animals were all killed or later destroyed. Doing a Assignment on Ash Wednesday Myself.

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What is the abbreviation of Wednesday?

the abbreviation of Wednesday is WED.

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In one town how many people died in ash Wednesday?

In Australia's Ash Wednesday bushfires of February 1983, the highest death toll in any one area was 21 people who were killed in the Belgrave Heights and Upper Beaconsfield areas, southeast of Melbourne.

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Does it state in the Bible that you can not eat meat on Ash Wednesday?

No. This is a custom or tradition that is not mentioned in the Bible. In fact such ideas are explicitly spoken against in the New Testament.

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Why is Ash Wednesday observed?

Ash Wednesday is the first day of the period leading up to the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus (Easter). This period is known as Lent and is a time set aside for repenting of sins and growing in faith through personal sacrifice. Ash Wednesday occurs forty days before Easter in reference ...

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Why eat fish and not other meats on Ash Wednesday?

u can eat fish because fish is not meat it is poultry.

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What can you eat on AshWednesday?

In the Latin rite of the Catholic Church you can eat one modest meal at midday and, optionally two small meals (one in the morning and one at night) that don't together constitute a full meal.

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What is Ash Wednesday all about?

Ash Wednesday is probably one of the oddest days of the year. Although it has no assigned rank in the New General Roman Calendar issued after Vatican Council II, nevertheless, in order of precedence, it is listed thus: I Solemnities 1 Easter Triduum of the Lord's passion and resurrection 2 Christ...

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What year was Ash Wednesday?

Ash Wednesday is actually a Christian commemoration which occurs every year, 40 days before Easter. However, if the question refers to the disastrous Ash Wednesday bushfires which occurred in Victoria and South Australia, ironically beginning on the real Ash Wednesday, this happened on 16 Febr...

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What do some Christian's do on ash Wednesday?

On Ash Wednesday many Christians go to church. At church on Ash Wednesday ashes are placed on people's foreheads by the priest(s) in the shape of a cross. The ashes are made from palms left over from palm Sunday. I hope I answered your question, and if the answer is not what your looking for, try...

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Does Lent formally begin on the Sunday after Ash Wednesday?

No!Lent begin during Ash Wednesday.

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Can one receive ashes after Ash Wednesday?

you should use the ash only on ash wednesday.

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How is saluting a flag idolatry?

An idol becomes such by the attitude people have about it. How often have we heard of people giving their life for the flag? An idol is also an image of something else. In the United States, when one pledges allegiance to the flag, one is pledging "allegiance to flag ... AND to the republic for w...

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Who started Ash Wednesday?

this is not a comedy website this is educational

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On Ash Wednesday what does the priest say when he puts ashes on your head?

It can be any of these three that the priest will say: Remember, O man, that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return. - Genesis 3:19 Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel. -Mark 1:15 Repent, and hear the good news. Then the lay people reply with an AMEN! after he says either of ...

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Were can you fase ash?

In Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Kanto Elite Four has a champion by the name of Red, Red is Ash because Ash was based off the hero in Pokemon Yellow which is red.

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Sunday before ash Wednesday is called?

The answer varies by year. For the year 2009 the Sunday before Ash Wednesday was the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time. For 2008 it was the 4th Sunday in Ordinary time.

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What is the most infrequent date for Ash Wednesday to fall on?

The most infrequent date for ash Wednesday to fall on is the twenty ninth of february

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What month is Ash Wednesday in?

usually February/ sometimes March It falls 46 days before Easter. The earliest possible date is 4 February, and the latest possible date is 10 March.

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What does the priest say on Ash Wednesday?

Remember, O man, that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return.-Genesis 3:19

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What are the ashes usually mixed with to form the ash paste on Ash Wednesday?

Nothing, it's the ashes of last years burnt palms from Palm Sunday.

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Where do ashes come from on ash Wednesday?

The ashes used on Ash Wednesday are from palm trees. If possible, they are from the palms used the previous year on the Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday).

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What is holy ash made from which is used on Ash Wednesday?

Traditionally from the ashes of the Palm Crosses used in the previous year's Palm Sunday celebration and mixed with the Oil of Catechumens which is a sacred oil used in Baptisms.

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Why don't Catholics eat meat on Ash Wednesday?

In the Catholic Church, Ash Wednesday is observed by fasting, abstinence from meat, and repentance-a day of contemplating one's transgressions. The Anglican Book of Common Prayer also designates Ash Wednesday as a day of fasting. In the medieval period, Ash Wednesday was the required annual day o...

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How many countries is Ash Wednesday celebrated in?

In those countries that have a christian community. Almost all of them.

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Why is Ash Wednesday special?

It is the beginning of lent. Ashes from blessed palms are mixed with Holy water and a cross is marked on the persons forehead. "Ashes to Ashes and Dust to Dust" this is where the body came from and this is where it will return. The Soul (essence of a person) leaves the body and becomes united wit...

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What date is ash Wednesday in 2010?

Ash Wednesday falls on February 17, 2010.

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Where did the Ash Wednesday fire happen?

Victoria and South-east Australia.

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Where does the name ash Wednesday come from?

I'm leaving the original answer below the hyphens, but it's worth noting that Ash Wednesday does not have biblical origins. Ash Wednesday, like many Christian traditions practiced in the U.S. and Europe are actually a hybrid of Pagan/Christian beliefs. In any case, the term may have originated in...

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Meaning of birthday falling on ash Wednesday?

you can still celebrate your birthday on ash Wednesday provided that you did not mean to destroy the real meaning of the ash Wednesday.

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Is it a sin to eat meat on Ash Wednesday?

The law of abstinence requires a Catholic 14 years of age until death to abstain from eating meat on Fridays in honor of the Passion of Jesus on Good Friday. Meat is considered to be the flesh and organs of mammals and fowl. Moral theologians have traditionally considered this also to forbid soup...

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What day is Ash Wednesday in 2009?

Ash Wednesday falls on February 25, 2009.

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On Ash Wednesday do they sometimes mark a cross on the right hand?

ashes are commonly placed on the head (traditional). it is commonly placed their for others to see that they themselves have recognized their own sin. to place ashes on the right hand would brake the traditional mark on the head

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Ash Wednesday no meat?

Yes, it is a penitential day, today (Ash Wednesday), so no meat. And no meat on the Fridays of Lent, either. The Catechism tells you: Quote: 1438 The seasons and days of penance in the course of the liturgical year (Lent, and each Friday in memory of the death of the Lord) are intense moments of ...

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What does Ash Wednesday celebrate?

It is the seventh Wednesday before Easter and the first day Lent. Many Christians put Ashes on their foreheads in the shape of a cross. It is a sign of penitence and morality.

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Why do we celebrate Ash Wednesday?

We celebrate Ash Wednesday as it is a Christian tradition as it is 46 days before Easter and the start of Lent. Roman Catholic Answer Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, used to be the day that public penitents were liturgically admitted to begin their penance on this day. The last two centur...

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Where is Ash Wednesday celebrated?

it represets Jesus going into the desert for forty days and night.While he was fasting and praying.

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Why is there Ash Wednesday?

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. It is a day of penance and fasting.

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Why do you not eat meat on ash Wednesday?

Mainly as we remember Jesus , and it is a day of fasting.

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How do you get ash for Ash Wednesday?

From burnt palms from last year's Palm Sunday.

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What faith's receive ashes on ash Wednesday?

Catholics are one. Ashes are placed on the forehead in the sign of the cross to remind us that our body will return to hence from which it came. Ashes to ashes and dust to dust. Also the beginning of Lent in which we will sacrifice or give up something that is materialistic in form that we have e...

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What is burnt on ash Wednesday?

On Ash Wednesday, the palms from Palm Sunday the year before are burned.

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Why is doesn't Easter fall 40 after Ash Wednesday?

The date of Easter is based on when Passover begins because, as it was stated in the Bible, Jesus was celebrating Passover with his disciples when he was taken to be tried by Pilate. So, based on that, Easter takes place on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the first day of spring....

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Can you burn paper and bless it on your forehead on ash Wednesday?

Probably not, paper cannot be considered something you can bless yourself with, just go to your nearest church and get blessed with the real ashes, ends up being better. Besides the paper ashes would smell weird, and it wouldn't be a real 'blessing' you know?

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What was the Gospel reading on Ash Wednesday?

Catholic Answer The Gospel reading for Year I and II (Ash Wednesday is just a weekday, it is not a Holy Day of Obligation) is Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18. Gospel Mt 6:1-6, 16-18 Jesus said to his disciples: "Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them; otherwise, you wi...

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Do you rest on Ash Wednesday?

You do what you regularly do on ash wednesday....go to church and recieve the sign of the cross in ashes on your forehead. Roman Catholic Answer The Sabbath rest of the Old Testament is to be observed on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. Ash Wednesday is neither.

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Cathliocs ash forehead?

A Catholic preist puts his thumb in ashes and then draws a cross on your forhead.

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Can you say hallelujia on Ash Wednesday?

Of course. There are no rules or limits on when you can praise God. If you are referring to why don't some diocese use the Hallelujia in Mass in Lent then it is a separate answer. This is more-so out of tradition and to properly set the Lenten mood as not one of rejoicing but of one of preparatio...

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Can you cosume alcohol on Ash Wednesday?

you should not consume it as , you are suposed to be fasting.

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What words are spoken when receiving ashes on Ash Wednesday?

Since the new translation they now say "Repent and believe in the Gospel" or "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.", either one is acceptable.

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How are the Ashes made that are used at Ash Wednesday services?

The ashes used on Ash Wednesday are from the burned palm fronds that were used on Palm Sunday.

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How is the date for Ash Wednesday determined?

The date for Ash Wednesday is dependent on what date Easter falls on for that year. Since this date changes year to year, and is not fixed such as Christmas is, it is titled as a 'moveable feast.' Ash Wednesday occurs 46 days before Easter. Because of this, Ash Wednesday can occur as early as Feb...

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What is missing at Ash Wednesday Mass?

There are no flowers in the church...

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What is Ash Wednesday and Shrove Tuesday?

The last day before the period of Lent, and the first day of it. Certain foods were historically banned during Lent, so the day before (Tuesday) was a day to use up the leftovers before the household was 'shriven'.

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What is ash Wednesday's importance?

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. We spend 40 days in preparation for the Easter celebration. Lent is a time for prayer, fasting, and charity.

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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 garbage as Palm Sunday comes around again, so the proper disposition is to burn them and use them in a liturgical function. In...

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What is the ashes?

The Ashes is a Test cricket series, played between England and Australia - it is international cricket's most celebrated rivalry and dates back to 1882. The Ashes trophy is an urn which is reputed to contain a burnt item of cricket equipment, possibly a bail.

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Is it a sin if you don't fast on Ash Wednesday?

The law of fasting requires a Catholic from the 18th Birthday [Canon 97] to the 59th Birthday [i.e. the beginning of the 60th year, a year which will be completed on the 60th birthday] to reduce the amount of food eaten from normal. The Church defines this as one meal a day, and two smaller meals...

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What do we do on AshWednesday to celebrate it?

u go to ur local church or chapel and you pray in remeberance of jesus

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Do you Fast during ash Wednesday?

yes, one is supposed to fast on ash wednesday. in the catholic religion that means one full mean and 2 smaller meals the size of a snack. no meat on ash wednesday.

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How does ash Wednesday impact on Christians lives?

You have to give up something that you like deeply because Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent. For example, you like chocolate so you give it up for Lent for 40 days. Some people also fast.

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What are the ashes for on ash Wednesday?

The ASHES show that we have all sinned.

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What is the celebration monday and tue sday before ash Wednesday?

Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day (in the UK), occurs the day before Ash Wednesday and it marks the end of the Carnival season.

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What do Catholics eat on Ash Wednesday?

Anything but red meat. For example fish. Also, Catholics must fast. What this means depends upon your diocese. Consult your local Parish Priest for details. Roman Catholic Answer The current fast and abstinence regulations forbid the eating of flesh meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays (in the...

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What do we here on Ash Wednesday?

ash Wednesday isn't anything special

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What is ash day?

Catholic Answer You are probably thinking of Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. It falls forty days before Easter; I have never heard of "ash day".

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Do Baptist believe in Ash Wednesday?

Yes they all believe in ash wednesday.

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Ash Wednesday ashes on forehead why the sign of a cross?

It symbolize the God the Father who is the creator of the world,God the Son who is the redeemer of mankind and the Holy Spirit who is the proceeding power between the Father and the Son.

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What is the meaning of wearing ashes?

Roman Catholic Answer Ashes are an outward sign that we know we are sinners, and we are trying to practice the Gospel mandate to repent of our sins, to be humble before God and man, and to be converted.

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What years will Ash Wednesday be on February ninth?

Every 11th year - and that goes for ANY date/day combination.

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How do you fast on Ash Wednesday?

Fasting is willingly abstaining from food for a period of time. An absolute fast is abstinence from all food and drink for a defined period. Other fasts may be only partially restrictive, which limit particular foods, such as meat. Catholic Answer On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, you may only ...

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What is the purpose of receiving ash on Ash Wednesday?

The ashes represent God creating us from dust/ashes and after us dying, us returning to dust/ashes.

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What is the origin of Ash Wednesday?

Ashes are black and catholic people lke the colour black This is obviously a very young responder. The exact date of origin of Ash Wednesday is not known. There is documentation of the celebration dating to the 8th century, but there is also some information which suggests the custom dates back t...

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Why do people make pancakes the day before Ash Wednesdat?

Shrove Tuesday (also known as Pancake Day and Mardi Gras) is the day preceding Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Shrove Tuesday is observed mainly in English speaking countries, especially Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States but is also observed i...

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What is AshWednesday symbolic of?

Ash Wednesday is a day of repentance and it marks the beginning of Lent. And hey, it's right after Mardi Gras. I'll leave it to you to do the research and find out the relationship between the two.

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When is ash Wednesday 2016?

Ash Wednesday 2016 was on February 10th.

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Why are there ashes on Ash Wednesday and Psalms on Psalm Sunday?

Ash Wednesday begins the Season of Lent. The ashes come from last years palms which are burned to create the ash. Ashes are used to remind us of our mortality, and the fact that God created us from the dust of the earth. Therefore we must remember that all blessings, everything we are, our existe...

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Can you play on ash Wednesday?

Yes you can play on ash Wednesday apart from if that is what you have given up for lent but I doubt that

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What religions celebrate Ash Wednesday?

Ash Wednesday is a Christian festival - so the religion that commemorates Ash Wednesday is Christianity. As to what denomination of the Christian Church, most denominations regard the 40 days (not including Sundays) that lead up to Easter Day, called Lent, as a time for penance, self-examination ...

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How is Ash Wednesday calculated?

Easter occurs on the first Sunday after the full moon following the vernal equinox. Ash Wednesday is 40 days before Easter, not counting Sundays.

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How are the ashes made for ash Wednesday?

Traditionally the are made by burning surplus palm leaves from the preceding Palm Sunday.

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Can you have a funeral mass on Ash Wednesday?

Roman Catholic Answer Yes, any day that is an R1 in the Ordo, a funeral Mass is permitted. Funeral Masses are permitted on Sundays and during the Easter Triduum.

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When does AshWednesday start?

This year it starts on March 9 at midnight of the previous night)

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Can you wash off the ashes on ash Wednesday?

The ashes are a sign of Jesus presence in outr lives, our faith, and a reminder of our mortality and everlasting life. It is best to not be wiped off until the next morning, but if you must there is no rule forbidding that.

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