a reminder to everyone

17 February 2010

today is ash wednesday

What our dear old friend Wiki has to say about Ash Wednesday.

"Ash Wednesday, in the Western Christian calendar, is the first day of Lent and occurs forty-six days (forty days not counting Sundays) before Easter. It is a moveable fast, falling on a different date each year because it is dependent on the date of Easter. Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of adherents as a sign of repentance. The ashes used are typically gathered after the Palm Crosses from the previous year's Palm Sunday are burned. In the liturgical practice of some churches, the ashes are mixed with the Oil of the Catechumens (one of the sacred oils used to anoint those about to be baptized), though some churches use ordinary oil. This paste is used by the minister who presides at the service to make the sign of the cross, first upon his own forehead and then on those of congregants."


Yani said...

hey mommy! :) thanks for reminding me! Prince Charming and I will go to church later this afternoon!

Golden said...

Aww, thanks for the reminder. I'm so bad with holidays. Argh!

Lots of love,

teJan said...

have a blessed day!

just simple thoughts said...

I was so busy yesterday and I failed to go to church. I feel so bad...bad bad me!

oh sis, I have included you in this award:

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