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About Lent and Ash Wednesday

09 Feb

Today, Ash Wednesday, starts the liturgical season of Lent in the Catholic Church. Some Protestant Christian faiths also recognize this season. The ashes are a symbol of repentance. It is also a day of fasting and abstaining from meat. The 40 days of Lent are a time of repentance in preparation for the holiest days of the year – Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter. Here is a brief explanation.

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Posted by on February 9, 2005 in Liturgy and Practices

 

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