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

nmercoledì m inv delle Ceneri

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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According to David, some Mass-goers reported feeling a burning sensation on their foreheads immediately after the imposition of ashes on them and when they washed it off in the parish toilets they noted what looked like reddish rashes or blisters on the very spots that had been wiped with ashes.
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Then the celebration of the Eucharist and the Imposition of ashes.
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I often take on the role of pancake chef at my home parish of Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, and I always attend at least one Imposition of Ashes Eucharist.
It's a timely story for Lent, a season that for many begins with the imposition of ashes.
But even more than this, he notes how fragmented and fragile we are, which is symbolized and ritualized by the imposition of ashes on our foreheads.
And if you garnish Lent with Shrove Tuesday's pancake supper to rid the cupboards of leaven, and if you add to it Ash Wednesday's imposition of ashes to demonstrate serious penance, and abstain from your favorite little bit of food or drink for 40 days to demonstrate God knows what else as you prepare for Easter, Lent still seems to me to border upon ritualistic works righteousness.
It began dramatically with the imposition of ashes to remind us that we are dust and unto dust we will return.