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Origin of Ash Wednesday
Example sentences from the Web for ash wednesday
He promptly professed to be converted and was baptized on Ash-Wednesday 1677.The Jesuits, 1534-1921|Thomas J. Campbell
Did the mournful ceremonies of Ash-Wednesday help to incline a certain lady and a young girl of Lourdes to one of these solutions?
Lent, a time of fasting; the time from Ash-Wednesday to Easter.
When the morning of Ash-Wednesday dawned cool and misty, Venice lay behind the young artist.A Word Only A Word, Complete|Georg Ebers
Ash-Wednesday fell on the 6th of February, and in Lent she might not marry.The Reign of Mary Tudor|W. Llewelyn Williams.
British Dictionary definitions for ash wednesday
Cultural definitions for ash wednesday
The seventh Wednesday before Easter; the first day of Lent for most Christians (see also Christian); the day after “Fat Tuesday,” or Mardi Gras. It is frequently observed as a day of fasting and repentance for sin. In some churches, ashes are placed on the foreheads of worshipers on Ash Wednesday as a reminder of their mortality. The words of God to Adam in the Bible (see also Bible) are often used in the ceremony: “Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.”