Get 'ashes on the go' on Ash Wednesday from St. Luke's

Get 'ashes on the go' on Ash Wednesday from St. Luke's

Ash Wednesday is the opening holiday for one of the island's most revered seasons, Lent. He said the former was a solemn day of penance and prayer, while the latter was a romantic celebration involving flowers, chocolates, and expensive dinners, the Providence Journal relayed.

Ash Wednesday is observed by many Western Christian religions, including Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists and Presbyterians, but it is especially significant for Roman Catholics, who see it as a day of fasting and prayer. On that day we remember when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey while Pilate, on a giant warhorse, was parading in on the other side of town with legions of soldiers.

However, the young Christians are in dilemma, whether to fall for the temptation of Valentine Day or go for fasting and repentance. We eat less so the hungry can have more.

Millions of Christians throughout the world will fill church pews in observance of Ash Wednesday. Restraint, fasting and abstaining from meat is the order of the day.

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The most important thing about Valentine's Day is showing the person you love how much they mean to you. Ash Wednesday wasn't officially accepted into the Catholic Church or its belief system until around 325 AD. The council challenges each of its members to donate a non-perishable food item for each of Lent's 40 days, leading to Easter Sunday on April 1st.

"As Catholics, we recognize Ash Wednesday as the solemn beginning of a period of prayer, penance, and works of charity", said Bishop Ronald W. Gainer in a statement released February 5 by the Diocese of Harrisburg. It includes wearing ashes on the forehead to symbolize the dust from which God made us.

Traditionally, anyone 14 years or older would abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and the six Fridays of Lent.

Degiandira Escobedo, a senior accounting major at Texas Woman's University in Denton, likes how Wesleyan is having service for students and thinks it would be a good idea for Texas Woman's to do the same and hold an Ash Wednesday service on campus. During this season it is common to hear talk of what others will be giving up for Lent.