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Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent and occurs forty-six days (forty days not counting Sundays) before Easter. It falls on a different date each year, because it is dependent on the date of Easter.
Ash Wednesday gets its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of the faithful as a sign of repentance. The ashes used are gathered after the Palm Crosses from the previous year's Palm Sunday are burned. In the liturgical practice of some churches, the ashes are mixed with the Oil of the Catechumens[ritual] (one of the sacred oils used to anoint those about to be baptized), though some churches use ordinary oil. This paste is used by the priest who presides at the service to make the sign of the cross, first upon his own forehead and then on each of those present who kneel before him at the altar rail. As he does so, he recites the words: "Remember (O man) that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. 
source: Wikipedia

Today is Ash Wednesday, and I know Baclaran Church is jam packed with devotees all over the Philippines.  I will go there and hear the mass after work. And I hope hubby and my sister can come with me tonight.    

There are some misunderstanding on what I wrote in my post below, Tatay is not yet in the hospital bed, I said that the blood test results if failed might end him up in the hospital again.  But that is if the doctor will tell him he needed admission for a blood transfusion. The results are quite alarming and all we can do is to brace ourselves on what will happen next.  We all needed prayers for miracles to happen.

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