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Ash Wednesday!!! ; All You Need To Know by sandrahnaub(f): 7:44am On Feb 14
Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting, is the first day of Lent in Western Christianity. It occurs 46 days (40 fasting days, if the six Sundays, which are not days of fast, are excluded) before Easter and can fall as early as February 4 or as late as March 10. Ash Wednesday is observed by many Western Christians

Why do we put ash on our for head?

Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of blessing ashes made from palm branches blessed on the previous year's Palm Sunday, and placing them on the heads of participants to the accompaniment of the words "Repent, and believe in the Gospel"

What is the significance of the ashes on the forehead on Ash Wednesday?

A: Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the day many Christians mark as the first day of Lent, the time of reflection and penitence leading up to Easter Sunday. ... As they “impose” or “dispense” the ashes, the pastor or priest reminds each Christian of Genesis 3:19: “For dust you are and to dust you shall return.”

First, you can not eat meat on Ash Wednesday,


Why do crosses get drawn on peoples’ foreheads on Ash Wednesday?

Traditionally, ash is used to represent grief, so devout Christians will wear the cross on their head for the entire day to show their sorrow for Jesus’ crucifixion.

They also represent repentance and show that people have repented of their sins so that they can be prepared for a ‘Holy death’, like Jesus.

As priests draw the crosses on to people’s foreheads, they say: “Repent, and believe in the Gospel”.

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Re: Ash Wednesday!!! ; All You Need To Know by Loyalblak007(f): 8:09am On Feb 14
Thank you OP wink

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Re: Ash Wednesday!!! ; All You Need To Know by Freciprocal: 8:10am On Feb 14
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Re: Ash Wednesday!!! ; All You Need To Know by WildChild00(m): 8:10am On Feb 14
Nice one...

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Re: Ash Wednesday!!! ; All You Need To Know by dingbang(m): 8:10am On Feb 14
Hahahaha.. Nobody will like this.. But if it's bbnaija, u will see traffic.

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Re: Ash Wednesday!!! ; All You Need To Know by Solmax(m): 8:10am On Feb 14
Thanks for the Enlightenment

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Re: Ash Wednesday!!! ; All You Need To Know by qualityGod(m): 8:11am On Feb 14
I'm proud to be a catholic cool


Out all should know that saint valentine is a helper an arm giver and not a furnicator and drunkard ,today should be based on sober reflection and adoration to the most high God. cool

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Re: Ash Wednesday!!! ; All You Need To Know by Gkay1(m): 8:11am On Feb 14
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Re: Ash Wednesday!!! ; All You Need To Know by Akwasi(m): 8:11am On Feb 14
This is one of the most important days I look forward to each year. I have been observing the lent for more than 7 years now and I recommend it to anyone who wants to be refreshed spiritually

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Re: Ash Wednesday!!! ; All You Need To Know by thesettingz(m): 8:12am On Feb 14
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Re: Ash Wednesday!!! ; All You Need To Know by clems93(m): 8:12am On Feb 14
THE ASHES ALSO SYMBOLIZES OUR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AS SINNERS AND OUR READINESS TO REPENT.

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Re: Ash Wednesday!!! ; All You Need To Know by J0hnTrevolt(m): 8:12am On Feb 14
Ash Wednesday - Dust we are and dust shall we return.
#proudCatholic

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Re: Ash Wednesday!!! ; All You Need To Know by INDUSTRIALFAN(m): 8:12am On Feb 14
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Re: Ash Wednesday!!! ; All You Need To Know by MhizAJ(f): 8:13am On Feb 14
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Re: Ash Wednesday!!! ; All You Need To Know by MrRhymes101(m): 8:13am On Feb 14
OP u didn't say anything about what teenagers would do to themselves today... Wedding MC
Re: Ash Wednesday!!! ; All You Need To Know by sexybaby22(f): 8:13am On Feb 14
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Re: Ash Wednesday!!! ; All You Need To Know by blessedmeme: 8:13am On Feb 14
Thanks alot for the enlightenment, I was wrong before thanks ones again

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Re: Ash Wednesday!!! ; All You Need To Know by lonelydora(m): 8:13am On Feb 14
Thank you Op.

Just watch as non-Christians will invade this thread.

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Re: Ash Wednesday!!! ; All You Need To Know by Handsomecole(m): 8:14am On Feb 14
Thanks OP I just received mine today and I pray God helps me fast and abstain most especially from this BB naija of a thing, it won't be easy but I would try my best.

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Re: Ash Wednesday!!! ; All You Need To Know by TizaBaibe(m): 8:14am On Feb 14
Strongly and proudly a Catholic
Re: Ash Wednesday!!! ; All You Need To Know by sexybaby22(f): 8:15am On Feb 14
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Re: Ash Wednesday!!! ; All You Need To Know by somito121(m): 8:16am On Feb 14
This is the type of topic we need not tribalistic, bbnaija and other less important topics.

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Re: Ash Wednesday!!! ; All You Need To Know by teeytimi: 8:17am On Feb 14
Lent season is always a great season

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Re: Ash Wednesday!!! ; All You Need To Know by sweetilicious(f): 8:18am On Feb 14
THANK GOD I WAS ABLE TO RESIST THIS MEAT I USED IN COOKING THIS MORNING.

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Re: Ash Wednesday!!! ; All You Need To Know by judecares1: 8:19am On Feb 14
this the most important season in the catholic church

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Re: Ash Wednesday!!! ; All You Need To Know by Empredboy(m): 8:21am On Feb 14
sandrahnaub:
Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting, is the first day of Lent in Western Christianity. It occurs 46 days (40 fasting days, if the six Sundays, which are not days of fast, are excluded) before Easter and can fall as early as February 4 or as late as March 10. Ash Wednesday is observed by many Western Christians

Why do we put ash on our for head?

Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of blessing ashes made from palm branches blessed on the previous year's Palm Sunday, and placing them on the heads of participants to the accompaniment of the words "Repent, and believe in the Gospel"

What is the significance of the ashes on the forehead on Ash Wednesday?

A: Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the day many Christians mark as the first day of Lent, the time of reflection and penitence leading up to Easter Sunday. ... As they “impose” or “dispense” the ashes, the pastor or priest reminds each Christian of Genesis 3:19: “For dust you are and to dust you shall return.”

First, you can not eat meat on Ash Wednesday,


Why do crosses get drawn on peoples’ foreheads on Ash Wednesday?

Traditionally, ash is used to represent grief, so devout Christians will wear the cross on their head for the entire day to show their sorrow for Jesus’ crucifixion.

They also represent repentance and show that people have repented of their sins so that they can be prepared for a ‘Holy death’, like Jesus.

As priests draw the crosses on to people’s foreheads, they say: “Repent, and believe in the Gospel”.

Cc: lalasticlala
Mynd44
Fynestboi
Seun
Frontpage material
why we don't eat meat on ash Wednesday and Fridays of lent is because the church is practicing ABSTINENCE. Abstinence is to make do without what you love during most during this period. here in Africa every home can't do without eating of meat in their meals so the church decided we punish our body by abstaining from meat to support our fasting.
individually, we are also advised to leave some of the things we can't do without such as football, makeup, TV and so. these are to make you know that those meat, football, makeup and things you let go are things some people wish they have. so share in their pains. so wish they watch football but they are either sick or in prison or have no access to it. same too with other things we abstain from.
Remember lent is the time of fasting, prayer, abstaining and sharing

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Re: Ash Wednesday!!! ; All You Need To Know by judecares1: 8:22am On Feb 14
you are really a born catholic
am very much proud of u

Empredboy:
why we don't eat meat on ash Wednesday and Fridays of lent is because the church is practicing ABSTINENCE. Abstinence is to make do without what you love during most during this period. here in Africa every home can't do without eating of meat in their meals so the church decided we punish our body by abstaining from meat to support our fasting.
individually, we are also advised to leave some of the things we can't do without such as football, makeup, TV and so. these are to make you know that those meat, football, makeup and things you let go are things some people wish they have. so share in their pains. so wish they watch football but they are either sick or in prison or have no access to it. same too with other things we abstain from.
Remember lent is the time of fasting, prayer, abstaining and sharing

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Re: Ash Wednesday!!! ; All You Need To Know by Obidikefidelis(m): 8:23am On Feb 14
Repent nd receive the gospel as u receive the mark of ash today. Remenber dust u come nd dust u will return

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Re: Ash Wednesday!!! ; All You Need To Know by Empredboy(m): 8:26am On Feb 14
judecares1:
you are really a born catholic am very much proud of u
thanks

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Re: Ash Wednesday!!! ; All You Need To Know by gistsky: 8:34am On Feb 14
Well, thank God I'm not dust and wont return there. I'm a living soul (redeemed) seated wt Christ.

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