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#1 Feb 17, 2021 12:30 pm

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Today Is Ash Wednesday .....

NOW  up North  its a so, so  , day     ....  not  so  in the Caribbean . 

... Ash Wednesday is today . It marks the first day of Lent in 'Western churches'
LENT which last 40 days (not including Sundays - I learned that ) - is a season of prayer, penance and  fasting  in preparation for the Easter season .
BACK THEN  people were forbidden to eat  meat , fish  and only 1 meal a day. Many Christians still fast today , but it is a lot different.
Instead , they give up watching TV, social accounts ,? , drinking soda, alcohol or other pleasurable activities (? ) Until the fasting ends on Holy Saturday.
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' What are you giving up for lent  ?   Think about it . Have some discipline , lo.
I am thinking .........

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#2 Feb 17, 2021 1:22 pm

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Re: Today Is Ash Wednesday .....

I always go to a soup supper and service on Ash Wednesday.  Not this year.  Church is still shuttered.  It's time to open back up.

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#3 Feb 17, 2021 1:52 pm

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Re: Today Is Ash Wednesday .....

In Catholic school we'd go to service in the morning and see how long we could leave the ash cross on our foreheads - any excuse not to wash! I know what I'm gonna give up this year: flying!

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