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posted 15 Feb 2018, 11:42 by Michelle Virgona   [ updated 15 Feb 2018, 11:52 ]

Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent for Western Christian churches. It's a day of penitence to clean the soul before the Lenten fast. In Ash Wednesday services, churchgoers are marked on the forehead with a cross of ashes as a sign of penitence and mortality. The use of ashes, made by burning palm crosses from the previous Palm Sunday, is very symbolic. The marking of their forehead with a cross made of ashes reminds each churchgoer that: 

  • Death comes to everyone 
  • They should be sad for their sins 
  • They must change themselves for the better 
  • God made the first human being by breathing life into dust, and without God, human beings are nothing more than dust and ashes 
On Wednesday, we celebrated with the Parish community the Ash Wednesday liturgy, to remind us that Lent has begun and that this is a time to prepare for the death and resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ.