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Ash Wednesday
« on: February 10, 2016, 09:30:57 AM »
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    Ash Wednesday

     On this day, ashes made from the Palms which were blessed on the previous Palm-Sunday, are solemnly blessed and put on the forehead of all the faithful, as a holy emblem of penance, at the same time as the terrible sentence which God Himself pronounced against the first sinner is repeated: "Remember, man, that thou art dust, and unto dust thou shalt return."




    First Anthem


    Let us change our dress for ashes and sackcloth: let us fast and weep in the presence of the Lord: For our God is very merciful to forgive us our sins.  
    Second Anthem

    The priests, the ministers of the Lord, shall weep between the porch and the altar, and say: "Spare, O Lord, O spare Thy people; and shut not the mouths of those who praise Thee, O Lord!"

     

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