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The Biblical Roots of Ash Wednesday

In this video, Dr. Pitre gives insight into the Biblical foundation for Ash Wednesday, as well as the rationale and purpose of the season of Lent. He addresses questions such as: • Why...

The Significance of Ash Wednesday

They may just be ashes, but Fr. Mike points out that what they represent goes far beyond mere dust of the earth. With a simple cross on the forehead, we are recognizing that we are far from...

The Pagan Origins of Lent and Easter

There is no mention of Ash Wednesday, or the practice of it, found anywhere in the Bible. This is also true with Lent of which Ash Wednesday is supposed to be a preparation for. So ask yourself...

The Biblical Roots of Ash Wednesday

They may just be ashes, but Fr. Mike points out that what they represent goes far beyond mere dust of the earth. With a simple cross on the forehead, we are . In this video, Dr. Pitre gives...

ASH WEDNESDAY (B) 14th February 2018

The reflections for Sundays and Solemnities is an activity of Society of St Paul, India A Reflection by: FR FRANCIS XAVIER, SSP, SOCIETY OF ST PAUL, MUMBAI, INDIA. --------------------------------...

Ash Wednesday

Good morning and Happy Ash Wednesday from Catholic Breakfast! Today, Geoff joins Fr. Muir in discussing Ash Wednesday and encouraging us all to have a fruitful Lenten Season.

Ash Wednesday HD

Ash Wednesday is one of the most popular and important holy days in the liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday opens Lent, a season of fasting and prayer. Ash Wednesday takes place 46 days before...

CatholicTV Mass: 2/14/18 | Ash Wednesday

Daily Catholic Mass celebrated by Bishop Robert Reed of Watertown and Wayland, MA on Ash Wednesday. Readings: -Joel 2: 12-18 -2 Corinthians 5: 20—6: 2 -Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-18 http://www.usccb.org...

Mardi Gras and the Catholic Church HD

'Mardi Gras' is French for "Fat Tuesday." It is that period of time right before Ash Wednesday and the forty days of Lent. What is it and where did it come from? Mardi Gras goes back to Europe...

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday! For millions of people of faith around the world, the beginning of Lent—observed in the 40 days before Easter Sunday. And for many, the inevitable question: “Why do you...

Why Fast on Ash Wednesday?

Fr. Mike offers a refreshing reason for fasting​ on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Fasting shouldn't be simply something Catholics do to show they are Catholic. It is a way to show God...

The Story Behind Ash Wednesday

Reverend Christian DeMent of Foothills UMC in San Diego, California explains the Biblical history behind Ash Wednesday. Many know it as the beginning of Lent, but why? And why do Christians...