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It is also Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent in western Christian churches, ending with Easter which is April 1 this year, approximately six weeks.

Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of blessing ashes made from palm branches blessed on the previous year’s Palm Sunday, and placing them on the heads of participants to the accompaniment of the words “Repent, and believe in the Gospel” or “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

During the 40 days of Lent, Christians remember the time when Jesus went into the desert to fast and pray before beginning his work for God.  The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer for Easter through prayer and penance.