ash-wednesday fell on the 6th of February, and in Lent she might not marry.
It was ash-wednesday, the hall must be cleared; the quiet Lenten season had begun.
Who has not sometimes entered a convent church on leaving a ball-room,—in the early morning hours of ash-wednesday, for instance?
Did the mournful ceremonies of ash-wednesday help to incline a certain lady and a young girl of Lourdes to one of these solutions?
We have had the carnival of the Commune, and now ash-wednesday is come.
Lent, a time of fasting; the time from ash-wednesday to Easter.
The period at which the fast of ash-wednesday was instituted is uncertain; but it probably dates from the eighth century at least.
He promptly professed to be converted and was baptized on ash-wednesday 1677.
When the morning of ash-wednesday dawned cool and misty, Venice lay behind the young artist.
The seventh Wednesday before Easter; the first day of Lent for most Christians; the day after “Fat Tuesday,” or Mardi Gras. It is frequently observed as a day of fasting and repentance for sin. In some churches, ashes are placed on the foreheads of worshipers on Ash Wednesday as a reminder of their mortality. The words of God to Adam in the Bible are often used in the ceremony: “Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.”