Ash Wednesday----Who Received Ashes?

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Jodie nTravis

Utica, NY

#1 Feb 13, 2013
How many went to church & received their ashes?
CRISPY KOON

Camillus, NY

#4 Feb 13, 2013
I was turned to ashes.

Doner
faithful

Utica, NY

#5 Feb 13, 2013
Jodie nTravis wrote:
How many went to church & received their ashes?
My family and I went to mass and received ashes. Most people went in the front door, received ashes, and went out the back. Shameful. Why not stay for mass? Something more important to get to?
Nope

United States

#6 Feb 13, 2013
Jodie nTravis wrote:
How many went to church & received their ashes?
Not me. Took me and sis all morning just to get out of New Orleans in one piece and back home. Who's got time for that silliness?
why

Whitesboro, NY

#7 Feb 14, 2013
Nope wrote:
<quoted text>Not me. Took me and sis all morning just to get out of New Orleans in one piece and back home. Who's got time for that silliness?
Not getting my face dirty
get off your high horse

Utica, NY

#8 Feb 14, 2013
faithful wrote:
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My family and I went to mass and received ashes. Most people went in the front door, received ashes, and went out the back. Shameful. Why not stay for mass? Something more important to get to?
Probably! It was a weekday. There are people in this city who have jobs and obligations. Shit.
Well Well Well

Utica, NY

#9 Feb 14, 2013
Who wants to be a dothead for day to please an imaginary being?
A Catholic too

Utica, NY

#10 Feb 14, 2013
faithful wrote:
<quoted text>
My family and I went to mass and received ashes. Most people went in the front door, received ashes, and went out the back. Shameful. Why not stay for mass? Something more important to get to?
I agree 100%! I watched several people receive their ashes and abruptly leave like the mass was over with...The mass wasn't! Yikes, another 25-30 minutes and they could have been on there way as well....Kinda' being "half-assed" about it but I sin too...Just my 2 cents. Peace to all and have a happy Lenten season and Easter as well!
Recovering Catholic

Syracuse, NY

#11 Feb 14, 2013
A Catholic too wrote:
<quoted text> I agree 100%! I watched several people receive their ashes and abruptly leave like the mass was over with...The mass wasn't! Yikes, another 25-30 minutes and they could have been on there way as well....Kinda' being "half-assed" about it but I sin too...Just my 2 cents. Peace to all and have a happy Lenten season and Easter as well!
Don't you mean "half ashed"?
A Catholic too

Utica, NY

#12 Feb 14, 2013
Recovering Catholic wrote:
<quoted text>Don't you mean "half ashed"?
How do you like me as a set-up man?!! Ha-Ha! Good stuff!

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#13 Feb 14, 2013
What do the ashes signify?
Eight Equals D

Utica, NY

#14 Feb 14, 2013
Bodhisatva wrote:
What do the ashes signify?
Jesus had a huge barbecue and got drunk and knocked the grill over and the ashes signify the disciples cleaning it up while he yelled and threw beer cans at them.
Well Well Well

Utica, NY

#15 Feb 14, 2013
Bodhisatva wrote:
What do the ashes signify?
I don't practice the religion but here it is:

"What do the ashes of Ash Wednesday signify?

References to a “day of ashes” liturgy as the start of Lent can be found as early as the 8th Century. Ashes are an ancient part of repentance rituals, as mentioned several times in the Old Testament and practiced in other religions, as well. They were a sign of humbling oneself before God.

The ashes used in Christian liturgies traditionally are made by burning palms saved from the previous year's Palm Sunday liturgy. The officiant places his or her thumb in the finely ground ashes, and then makes the sign of the cross on the worshiper's forehead. The cross, of course, refers to Jesus. The words used in imposing ashes are,“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return,” or some variant. Those words refer to the creation story, when God made humanity out of earth.

This ceremony has several layers of meaning. But the heart of it is accepting one's humanity, acknowledging God as creator, confessing one's sins, asking God for forgiveness, and pledging to go forward in “newness of life.”"

http://www.explorefaith.org/faq/ash/ashes.htm...

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