Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.

Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ash Wednesday

Remember that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.

 Ash Wednesday, in the calendar of Western Christianity is the first day of Lent and occurs 46 days before Easter. It is a movable fast, falling on a different date each year because it is dependent on the date of Easter. It can occur as early as Feb. 4th or as late as March 10.

 According to the canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus spent forty days fasting in the desert before the beginning of his public ministry, during which he endured temptation by Satan.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of this forty day liturgical period of prayer and fasting. Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of adherents as a sign of mourning and repentance to God. The ashes used are typically gathered after the palms from the previous year's Palm Sunday are burned.
This practice is common in much of Christendom, being celebrated by Catholics, Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians and some Baptist denominations.

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Rebecca said...

And some NAZARENES! :)

I love remembering Ash Wednesday...

Blessings to you today sweet friend. We are all rowing to the same shore...just in different boats!


(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

I whole heartedly believe that Rebecca. Blessings to you

tony said...

I Remember as a Catholic child having the Priest put the ashes on my forehead.

Daniella said...

Blessed Ash Wednesday to you!

Anvilcloud said...

Without meaning to, we had our pancakes on Monday (referring to previous post).