Ash Wednesday


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Ash Wednesday

n.
The seventh Wednesday before Easter and the first day of Lent, on which many Christians receive a mark of ashes on the forehead as a token of penitence and mortality.

Ash Wednesday

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the first day of Lent, named from the practice of Christians of placing ashes on their heads as a sign of penitence

Ash′ Wednes′day


n.
the first day of Lent.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ash Wednesday - the 7th Wednesday before EasterAsh Wednesday - the 7th Wednesday before Easter; the first day of Lent; the day following Mardi Gras (`Fat Tuesday'); a day of fasting and repentance
Christian holy day - a religious holiday for Christians
Lent, Lententide - a period of 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday
Translations
أَرْبَعَاءُ الرَّمَادإربَعاء الرَّماد
Popeleční středa
askeonsdag
laskiaisviikon keskiviikko
Pepelnica
hamvazószerda
灰の水曜日
재의 수요일
Pelenų diena
Pelnu diena
Popolcová streda
askonsdag
วันทางศาสนาคริสต์
Büyük perhizin ilk ÇarşambasıBüyük Perhiz'in ilk günü olan Çarşamba
Thứ Tư Lễ Tro

Ash Wednesday

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Ash Wednesday

(ˌaʃ ˈwenzdi) noun
the first day of Lent.

Ash Wednesday

أَرْبَعَاءُ الرَّمَاد Popeleční středa askeonsdag Aschermittwoch Πρώτη Τετάρτη της Σαρακοστής miércoles de Ceniza laskiaisviikon keskiviikko mercredi des cendres Pepelnica Mercoledì delle Ceneri 灰の水曜日 재의 수요일 Aswoensdag askeonsdag Środa Popielcowa Quarta-feira de Cinzas Пепельная среда askonsdag วันทางศาสนาคริสต์ Büyük perhizin ilk Çarşambası Thứ Tư Lễ Tro 复活节前第七个星期三
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When Levin had changed his first hundred-rouble note to pay for liveries for his footmen and hall-porter he could not help reflecting that these liveries were of no use to anyone--but they were indubitably necessary, to judge by the amazement of the princess and Kitty when he suggested that they might do without liveries,--that these liveries would cost the wages of two laborers for the summer, that is, would pay for about three hundred working days from Easter to Ash Wednesday, and each a day of hard work from early morning to late evening--and that hundred-rouble note did stick in his throat.
That's my thinking; and I've been clerk o' this parish forty year, and I know, when the parson and me does the cussing of a Ash Wednesday, there's no cussing o' folks as have a mind to be cured without a doctor, let Kimble say what he will.
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I took the easy way out of Ash Wednesday obligation last week by attending midday Mass at Landmark Makati, only to discover that everyone else had the same idea.
"Remember that you are dust and to dust, you shall return!" This is a dictum that the priest says during the Mass on Ash Wednesday. This saying originally came from Genesis 3:19 in the Old Testament when God reminded Adam and Eve of their inevitable destiny.
He said Ash Wednesday is one of the most important and significant holy days in the churches calendar as it opens lent, a season of fasting and prayer which lasts 40 days.
A teacher from Bountiful, Utah, who forced a Catholic student to wash the Ash Wednesday cross from his forehead, was placed on administrative leave for the same.
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figure By Fr LAWRENCE NJOROGE Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the 40-day Lenten season, during which Christians seek a deeper union with the divine by doing good and avoiding evil.
As Catholics observe Ash Wednesday today, March 6, Church leaders reminded the faithful to repent and be sorry for their sins saying and appealed to candidates in the May 13 midterm polls not to use the Ash Wednesday observance to advance their interest.
Election lawyer Romy Macalintal and his wife Mila had their photos in a Valentine booth inside a mall as a memento of the rare coincidence of Ash Wednesday falling on Valentine's Day last February 14.