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  • Ashes to Ashes

    02/09/2005 10:33:30 AM PST · by Salvation · 209+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | 02-09-05 | Katherine Andes
    by Katherine Andes Other Articles by Katherine Andes Ashes to Ashes 02/09/05 “Remember, man, you are dust, and to dust you will return.” Millions of Christians throughout the world will hear those today, as a sooty cross is thumbed on their foreheads. Ash Wednesday is an interesting ceremony. It is not at all obligatory like the sacraments of baptism or Sunday Mass. Unlike Holy Communion, you do not have to be in a state of grace to receive the ashes. You do not have to be a certain age. You do not even have to be a Christian. And so the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-09-05, Ash Wednesday

    02/09/2005 6:35:17 AM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies · 660+ views
    USCCB.org/New American Bible ^ | 02-09-05 | New American Bible
    February 9, 2005Ash Wednesday Psalm: Wednesday 9 Reading IJl 2:12-18 Even now, says the LORD,return to me with your whole heart,with fasting, and weeping, and mourning;Rend your hearts, not your garments,and return to the LORD, your God.For gracious and merciful is he,slow to anger, rich in kindness,and relenting in punishment.Perhaps he will again relentand leave behind him a blessing,Offerings and libationsfor the LORD, your God. Blow the trumpet in Zion!proclaim a fast,call an assembly;Gather the people,notify the congregation;Assemble the elders,gather the childrenand the infants at the breast;Let the bridegroom quit his roomand the bride her chamber.Between the porch and the...
  • Ash Wednesday -- Lenten Stational Church

    02/09/2005 6:18:24 AM PST · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 5 replies · 140+ views
    St. John Cantius ^ | 9FEB05 | N/A
    ASH WEDNESDAY Station—St. Sabina Remember man that thou art dust, and into dust thou shalt return If there is any place in Rome where Lent, with its atmosphere of penitential solitude mixes with the reawakening of spring, then it must be along this path which climbs up from the Circus Maximus towards the Aventine, on the top of which stands the Church of St. Sabina. In God's name then let us go up to the holy mount. Is it not significant that the first Lenten mystery is celebrated on a mount, the Aventine? Already in pre-Christian days this hill was...
  • CAPTION THIS! (John Kerry on Ash Wednesday)

    02/27/2004 4:24:55 PM PST · by Loyalist · 45 replies · 566+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | February 26, 2004 | AP
    Original caption: With the sign of the cross on his forehead, Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., leaves St. John's Cathedral after an Ash Wednesday visit in Cleveland, Ohio, Wednesday Feb. 25, 2004. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
  • Ash Wednesday at the Movies

    02/26/2004 2:15:15 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 1 replies · 178+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 2/26/2004 | Shawn Macomber
    WASHINGTON -- When I first heard that Mel Gibson was making a movie about Christ's passion, I didn't believe I'd ever see it. At the time, the swirl of rumors said it was to be a three-hour religious epic, in Aramaic, without subtitles. I doubted it would ever make it to video, never mind a full theatrical release. A year-and-a-half later I found myself standing in line with at least 100 other people hoping to get into an Ash Wednesday matinee of The Passion of the Christ. Many of us bunched together for over an hour waiting for the theater...
  • 'Passion' brings Midland to tears

    02/26/2004 7:22:29 AM PST · by txradioguy · 15 replies · 221+ views
    Midland Reporter-Telegram ^ | 26 Feb. 2004 | Georgia Temple
    No one moved when the film ended and the credits began. Stillness prevailed. Tears fell. Soon, some got up and left. Others remained. Outside, in the lobby of Tall City 10, a line had already formed. Those waiting had bought tickets early, stood in the roped-off section quietly and waited patiently for the previous showing of "The Passion of the Christ" to end. Faith called many. Curiosity brought others. A question drew some to Tall City 10 Ash Wednesday for the opening showings of Mel Gibson's controversial R-rated film depicting the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus of...
  • Mardi Gras' Catholic Roots [Shrove Tuesday]

    02/23/2004 10:53:47 PM PST · by Salvation · 64 replies · 4,929+ views
    American Catholic ^ | 02-23-04 | American Catholic
    Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the last hurrah before the Catholic season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. It also has links to the Christmas season through the period known as Carnival.Mardi Gras' Catholic Roots Mardi Gras, literally "Fat Tuesday," has grown in popularity in recent years as a raucous, sometimes hedonistic event. But its roots lie in the Christian calendar, as the "last hurrah" before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. That's why the enormous party in New Orleans, for example, ends abruptly at midnight on Tuesday, with battalions of streetsweepers pushing the crowds out of the French...
  • Preparing for Ash Wednesday

    02/23/2004 8:12:43 PM PST · by TradicalRC · 6 replies · 387+ views
    Apologia ^ | unknown | Apologia
    Ashes Ecclesiasticus 7:40 "In all thy works remember thy last end, and thou shalt never sin."   In the 17th. c., a style of painting known as "vanitas painting" became popular (see above). This style included elements that represented temporal bounty - flowers, fruits, etc., and symbols of riches, such as gold and jewels. These gorgeous gifts from God were then juxtaposed with symbols that showed the reality of death, usually a skull, or an hourglasses that symbolized the passage of time. The point of this style is the moral of which Ecclesiasticus 1 reminds us, "What profit hath a...
  • Preparing for Ash Wednesday

    02/20/2004 6:31:55 AM PST · by TradicalRC · 4 replies · 703+ views
    Apologia ^ | unknown | Apologia
    Ashes Ecclesiasticus 7:40 "In all thy works remember thy last end, and thou shalt never sin."   In the 17th. c., a style of painting known as "vanitas painting" became popular (see above). This style included elements that represented temporal bounty - flowers, fruits, etc., and symbols of riches, such as gold and jewels. These gorgeous gifts from God were then juxtaposed with symbols that showed the reality of death, usually a skull, or an hourglasses that symbolized the passage of time. The point of this style is the moral of which Ecclesiasticus 1 reminds us, "What profit hath a...
  • The Holy Season of Lent -- Fast and Abstinence

    02/19/2004 9:49:26 PM PST · by Salvation · 75 replies · 6,567+ views
    EWTN.com ^ | 02-18-02 | Colin B. Donovan, STL
    The Holy Season of Lent Fast and Abstinence.It is a traditional doctrine of Christian spirituality that a constituent part of repentance, of turning away from sin and back to God, includes some form of penance, without which the Christian is unlikely to remain on the narrow path and be saved (Jer. 18:11, 25:5; Ez.  18:30, 33:11-15; Joel 2:12; Mt. 3:2; Mt. 4:17; Acts 2:38). Christ Himself said that His disciples would fast once He had departed (Lk. 5:35). The general law of penance, therefore, is part of the law of God for man. The Church for her part has...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 3-05-03, Ash Wednesday

    03/05/2003 6:24:32 AM PST · by Salvation · 20 replies · 295+ views
    USCCB.com/New American Bible ^ | 3-05-03 | New American Bible
    March 5, 2003Ash Wednesday Psalm: Wednesday Week 12 Reading I Responsorial Psalm Reading II Gospel Reading I Jl 2:12-18 Even now, says the Lord,return to me with your whole heart,with fasting, and weeping, and mourning;Rend your hearts, not your garments,and return to the Lord, your God.For gracious and merciful is he,slow to anger, rich in kindness,and relenting in punishment.Perhaps he will again relentand leave behind him a blessing,Offerings and libationsfor the Lord, your God. Blow the trumpet in Zion!proclaim a fast,call an assembly;Gather the people,notify the congregation;Assemble the elders,gather the childrenand the infants at the breast;Let the bridegroom quit his...
  • Ash Wednesday

    03/03/2003 5:35:48 PM PST · by Salvation · 92 replies · 5,512+ views
    EWTN ^ | 1996 | James Akin
    ASH WEDNESDAY James Akin Q: What is Ash Wednesday? A: Ash Wednesday is the day Lent begins. It occurs forty days before Good Friday.Q: Is Ash Wednesday based on a pagan festival?A: Heck, no. Ash Wednesday originated in the A.D. 900s, long after Europe had been Christianized and the pagan cults stamped out.Q: Why is it called Ash Wednesday?A: Actually, Ash Wednesday is its colloquial name. Its official name is the Day of Ashes. It is called Ash <Wednesday> because, being forty days before Good Friday, it always falls on a Wednesday and it is called <Ash> Wednesday because...
  • Pope John Paul II -- Pray for Peace, Ash Wednesday, March 5, 2003

    03/03/2003 9:37:46 AM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies · 288+ views
    The Holy See ^ | 2-23-03 | Pope John Paul II
    JOHN PAUL II ANGELUSSunday, 23 February 2003<!INIZIO TESTO><!FINE TESTO>  Dear Brothers and Sisters,1. For months the international community has been living in great apprehension on account of the danger of a war that might upset the whole Middle East region and aggravate the tensions that, unfortunately, are already present at the beginning of the third millennium. It is a duty for believers, regardless of the religion they belong to, to proclaim that we can never be happy if we are against one another, the future of humanity can never be assured by terrorism and the logic of war. We Christians,...