What is LENT and ASH Wednesday? - All You Need to Know from Bible Roots to Church Rules in 4 Minutes to SHARE!
Ash Wednesday a moveable feast that begins the liturgical season of Lent. It does not have a specific date but depends on when Easter is celebrated in 2022 it is on March 2nd.
On Ash Wednesday Christians begin the period of the fast. Healthy people between the ages of 18 and 59 are required to fast or perform some act of penance. Abstinence from meat is required on Ash Wednesday and Fridays. Fasting requires the consumption of 1 full meal and only 2 smaller meals.
When people attend Church services on this day they are commonly blessed with ashes in the form of a cross on their foreheads or sprinkled (this has been common in other countries) on their heads.
Where do the ashes come from?
The biblical verse is said: