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Posted by on Feb. 22, 2012 at 6:49 AM
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Ash Wednesday

When: February 22, 2012; February 13, 2013; March 5, 2014

Ash Wednesday is the first day of the Christian season of Lent and a sign of penitence. During Lent, Christians must fast and give up things they like. The Lenten season lasts for 46 days.

On Ash Wednesday, Christians go to mass and receive ashes on their foreheads in the sign of the cross. It is a reminder of from "Ashes to Ashes and Dust to Dust". It means that we came from dust and we shall return to dust, referring to our earthly bodies, not our souls.

Did you Know? The ashes you receive are from the prior years palms.


What Religion are You?Do you celebrate Lent?

by on Feb. 22, 2012 at 6:49 AM
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kerryket
by Kerry on Feb. 22, 2012 at 8:03 AM
I'm not much for organized religion, but Christian based.
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kanake
by on Feb. 22, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Same here

Quoting kerryket:

I'm not much for organized religion, but Christian based.


twiggee
by Member on Feb. 22, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Catholic, but not a good catholic I gues, I'm trying to be better

robertmommie
by Renee on Feb. 22, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Interesting, I didn't know that the ashes came from last year's palm leaves, makes since.

sarahjz
by Platinum Member on Feb. 22, 2012 at 1:57 PM

I don't participate in any Lent celebrations.

amy7243
by Amy on Feb. 22, 2012 at 2:06 PM
Quoting sarahjz:

I don't participate in any Lent celebrations.



Same here!
gmadiane
by on Feb. 22, 2012 at 4:02 PM

 I am Baptist, I dont celebrate it

EbonySnow
by Desiree on Feb. 22, 2012 at 5:51 PM

 i'm pagan we don't do lent :)

lillucky8
by on Feb. 22, 2012 at 8:31 PM
Im roman catholic but not practicing
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itsallabtthem84
by ~B~ on Feb. 22, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Not a religious person here.

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