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Ash Wednesday


I'm happy that Blogger is 1 day late from the real day here in philippines so that I may not look late posting this topic.. hehehe..

Today is Ash Wednesday and as a Christian or Roman Catholic it is our routine to go to church to start the 40 days of abstinence and pasting.. Mean to say. I will not going to eat fried chicken, pork chop, and all kinds of meat! Hmmm.. I'm gonna miss them all.. by the way its okey! Its good for my health to be a vegetarian for 40 days! hehehe..

Well I'm gonna share to all of you what I notice during Ash Wednesday or special occasions in church... The things that I notice are:

1. Why the church is being overcrowded when occasions like this comes?? but on regular sundays only few christians are going to church??? hmmpp??? why??

2.Why are some christians go to church on Ash wednesday but not want to put ash on their forehead??

3. Last,its a church not a park! and why lovers are using the church as a park... haiiisttt!!!

Oh, its just only my observation, I'm annoyed by those people do that things.. but I need to concentrate to the gospel given by the priest and not to the annoyers, everywhere..

I give you some info about Ash Wednesday!


What do Christians Celebrate on Ash Wednesday?

In Western Christianity, Ash Wednesday marks the first day, or the start of the season of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter (Sundays are not included in the count).
Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline. During some Ash Wednesday services, the minister will lightly rub the sign of the cross with ashes onto the foreheads of worshipers.

Not all Christian churches observe Ash Wednesday or Lent. They are mostly observed by the Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian and Anglican denominations, and also by Roman Catholics. Eastern Orthodox churches observe Lent or Great Lent, during the 6 weeks or 40 days preceding Palm Sunday with fasting continuing during the Holy Week of Easter. Lent for Eastern Orthodox churches begins on Monday and Ash Wednesday is not observed.

The Bible does not mention Ash Wednesday or the custom of Lent, however, the practice of repentance and mourning in ashes is found in 2 Samuel 13:19; Esther 4:1; Job 2:8; Daniel 9:3; and Matthew 11:21

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  Anonymous

February 7, 2008 at 3:24 AM

I was once a Student of a Catholic School and based from the teachings of my Teachers. Ash wednesday is celebrated to commemorate that God created us from dust and after experiencing life here on earth God will took our lives and our body will decompose and return again from being dust.

Anyway its not Ash Wednesday anymore.. i just wanted to greet you. Happy Chinese New year!

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  repah

February 7, 2008 at 3:31 AM

wow may ganun.. tae na ikaw lng pla yan.. my paanonymous ka p dyan..

  Holy Kamote

February 7, 2008 at 2:29 PM

hehehe. iba ang timezone ng blogger mo.

about your questions,
#1 kaya cguro overcrowded kasi andun pati yung vendors.
#2 baka pumunta lang para usyosero. ako hindi rin pumunta dahil ayokong magpalagay. n_n
#3 oo nga. hindi park yan, mga love birds! shu. shu.

  bluedreamer27

February 8, 2008 at 2:33 AM

i agree most of christians forgot the real function of the church they just went there occationally
well its on their own concience besides its their lost not ours
hmmmm whoever those who refuse to put ashes on their forehead....arte nila lol
and for the lovie dobie gheeh its better for them to celebrate ash wednesday in the hotel rather than to the bsacred place of God