Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday one day after "Mardi Gras" (pronounced /ˈmɑrdi grɑː/) French for "Fat Tuesday" or "Shrove Tuesday",which refers to the practice of the last night of eating richer before the penitential season of Lent before easter. It lasts forty days(excluding Sundays) because of the forty days Satan tempted Jesus in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1-11) That is why some people decide to give something up during the Lent such as chocolate, meat, beer or something they really like or are kind of addicted to. Going back to Ash Wednesday, the name derives from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of believers as a sign of repentance.The priest or minister when making the cross of ashes on someones forehead says the following: Remember, O man, that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return.—Genesis 3:19The purpose of this is to remind us of our mortality.


Amiga, aprendi muito com esse post! Continue blogando viu? Fico por aqui só curiando e sorvendo das tuas descobertas! Bjos!
Ericka Camila said…
Obrigada querida!!Volte sempre.Bjokas

Popular posts from this blog

"Sisters-in-Law" or "Sister-in-Laws"?

Elizabeth Bishop- Pink Dog