Thursday, February 07, 2008
Ash Wednesday
Today mark the first day of Lent ~ Ash Wednesday. Too sad because Rain & I wasn't able to hear mass because of work. Guilty-feeling.
According to Wikipedia:
At Masses and services of worship on this day, ashes are imposed on the foreheads (or tonsure spots, in the case of some clergy) of the faithful. The priest, minister, or
in some cases officiating layperson marks the forehead of each participant with black ashes in the shape of a cross, which the worshiper traditionally retains until washing it off after sundown. The act echoes the ancient Near Eastern tradition of throwing ash over one's head to signify repentance before God (as related in the Bible). The priest or minister says one of the following when applying the ashes.
Fasting is also the common way we Filipinos do during Lenten Season. Avoid eating of pork during fridays is the most common amongs them.

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