Ash Wednesday

The tradition of Ash Wednesday marks the first day of the Christian period of Lent, a time of reflection, fasting, and prayer lasting 40 days.

Ash is placed on the foreheads of worshippers, in the sign of a cross.


Words are recited based on Genesis 3:19:
‘Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. Turn away from sin and be faithful to Christ.’

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