Ash Wednesday Page
~Celebrated Wednesday March 9th, 2011~
"And Tamar put ashes on her head, and rent her garment of divers colours that
was on her, and laid her hand on her head, and went on crying."
~2 Samuel 13:19~
The World Book Encyclopedia tells us
about Ash Wednesday:
"Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. The day marks the start of the season of discipline and penitence
that continues through the Lenten season. The day is observed by Western Christian churches, especially Roman
Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran churches. In many churches, the observance of Ash Wednesday
centers on ashes from burned palms used in the previous year's Palm Sunday procession. A priest or pastor
blesses the ashes and uses them to mark a cross on the foreheads of worshipers. This blessing
is based on the Biblical passage, "... for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return." (Gen. 3:19).
Ashes also serve as a symbol of purification and penitence."
~Source is The World Book Encyclopedia~
"For if the blood of bulls and
of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling
the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:"
Naves Topical Bible - Ashes
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Ashes
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Ashes
The Catholic Resources On the Internet
Dates of Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday
Ash Wednesday - Q & A's
Ash Wednesday from Catholic Online
Why ashes on Ash Wednesday? - answers from Ken Collins
Ash Wednesday from The Catholic Encyclopedia Online
Observe Ash Wednesday - from "ehow.com"
Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Easter
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Annie's "Easter Story Eggs" Page
Annie's "Easter Just for Kids" Page
Annie's Twelfth Night Page
Annie's Palm Sunday Page
Annie's Good Friday Page
Annie's Lent Page
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