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Ash Wednesday Begins Period of Self-Deliberation

The Roman Catholic Church tradition and practice of Lent began in 400 A.D. Lent is a period of preparation for Easter Sunday, a time of sober examination, reviewing one's behaviors and attitudes, and atoning for past sins.

Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, begins with the ritual placement of ashes, made in the form of a cross, on penitents' foreheads. It is a reminder of how sin causes one to become separate from God, cast into a vale of grief and sadness. With awareness of sin's repercussions, penitents can make adjustments to bring themselves closer to God again, through the intercession of His son, Jesus', death on the cross.

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