(THE CONVERSATION) — This coming Wednesday many Christians will arrive at work with a black cross smudged on their foreheads; countless more will slip into a church or a chapel
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Ash Wednesday: Why The Ashes?
Creator Lutheran Church - Bonney Lake, Washington Ash Wednesday: Why The Ashes Ash Wednesday is the name given to the first day of the season of Lent, which is a 40 day period of preparation prior to Easter and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Like many Christian traditions, Ash Wednesday has its origins in Old Testament times and in the formation of the early Christian church. Ashes were used in ancient times to express grief. When Tamar was raped by her half-brother, "she…