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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 Easter Sunday, and is chiefly observed by Catholics and many other Christians.  Below is a video from Catholic Online which explains the symbolism of wearing ashes on the forehead, and the significance of the prayer the priest prays on Ash Wednesday.

CTN through Learn360 has many resources to guide you through this most holy liturgical season of the Church.  Find out why we receive Ashes, the Origin of Ashes, Confession, Forgiveness, etc.

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