Dies cinerum – Day of ashes

ash wednesdayToday is Ash Wednesday, Catholics around the world receive blessed ash in the sign of the cross. Today marks the beginning of the Lenten fast.

Remains of the blessed plams from the Palm Sunday from the previous years are burnt in ashes, for which is used on Ash Wednesday. These ashes are blessed with holy water and incense.

Oh by the way, Googling the term “Ash Wednesday” apparently revealed that Ethan Hawke wrote a book, titled Ash Wednesday.

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