Mystery Of Ash Wednesday

Mystery Of Ash Wednesday: A remembrance of the expiring dates for all creatures; something many of us do not remember.

According to Biblical history, a man was created by God with the purpose that he will live forever but that purpose was disrupted by the devil. Man sinned and the purpose of immortality got destroyed and man become a mortal being.

Ash Wednesday reminds us how we were created and how we will return to dust; the particle used for our creation. Either you call it the beginning of Lent or Lent Ash Wednesday, they are pointing at a particular thing.

Some Things You Need To Know About Ash Wednesday

It may happen that some people are still asking questions about this year’s Ash Wednesday, and what Ash Wednesday is all about such as:

Q. 1) When is Ash Wednesday in 2022?

Ans.: 2 March, 2022. However, Ash Wednesday dates differ according to Church’s liturgical calendar.

Q. 2) The history of ash wednesday?

Ans.: According to Catholic Online, “Ash Wednesday is one of the most popular and important holy days in the liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday opens Lent, a season of fasting and prayer.

Ash Wednesday takes place 46 days before Easter Sunday, and is chiefly observed by Catholics, although many other Christians observe it too.

“Ash Wednesday comes from the ancient Jewish tradition of penance and fasting. The practice includes the wearing of ashes on the head. The ashes symbolize the dust from which God made us. As the priest applies the ashes to a person’s forehead, he speaks the words: “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

“Alternatively, the priest may speak the words, “Repent and believe in the Gospel.” Ashes also symbolize grief, in this case, grief that we have sinned and caused division from God. Writings from the Second-century Church refer to the wearing of ashes as a sign of penance.”

Q. 3) Who celebrates ash wednesday?

Ans.: The priest administers Ash Wednesday to all the faitful starting with a Holy Mass celebration. Ash Wednesday services are not just held in Catholic churches, but by many Christian faith churches. During the evnt, Christians usually tell one another, “happy ash wednesday” as remind each other how holy the Lent is.

Q. 4) How does prayer for ash wednesday looks like?

Ans.: The prayers the priest says on Ash Wednesday is no difference from the other prayers, though it focuses more on reuniting man with God. Catholics call it “Prayer of penance” where the faithful commit themselves wholly to God who will show them mercy. The priest will follow the directives provided in the Catholic liturgical prayer/mass book while administering prayers.

However, the faithful are given a sign of the cross on their foreheads to remind them that they, including all humanity are dust and dust they shall return. The sigh is usually made with burnt palm dried fronds blessed and used for Corpus Christi (Christ The King).

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Lessons To Learn From Ash We

As Catholics, well, inclusive of every living being, today reminds us that we are dust and dust shall we return. No matter how long we pray, our prayers may not work if we don’t do what is right.

Following the current happenings around the world, today should be a reflection for all of us.

Those who suppress the poor, remember you shall return to dust someday.

Our leaders should remember that they are dust and dust shall they return. Let wicked leaders rethink, using Ash Wednesdays to think about their actions.

Our expiring dates will come someday, then we return to dust. Make good use of your time to do good.


African leaders, you are dust and dust shall you return. Nigerian leaders should remember that they are dust and dust shall they return.

Work leaders, especially president Putin, you are dust and dust shall you return. Give peace a chance to prevail.

Today is Ash Wednesday, a day in a whole year to reflect on our actions, lifestyles, and decisions. Today should remain us that we shall give an account of the things we do while we live.

Church leaders, do you also remember that a day shall come when you will return to dust?

Traditional leaders, you’re not exempted, you shall return to dust. What we did while living counts so much for us.

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Couples, do you also remember that you shall return to dust someday?

What about young people both make and female, we should not forget so soon that we shall return to dust someday.

You’re doing rituals to make money; do Yahoo Yahoo, and all sorts of cybercrime to make money, don’t forget that you shall return to dust.

Those who think they own the world; they own everything in your community, should rethink and recall how they were made. They are dust and dust shall they return.

Let me pause my own here….

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