Psalm 51 And the Radical Need For Salvation
“A heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn” ~ Psalm 51 Three times during the first eight days of Lent, including Ash Wednesday the Responsorial Psalm chosen for Daily Mass has been taken from Psalm 51. This Psalm, particularly when paired with today’s Readings from Jonah and today’s Gospel Passage from Luke (11:29-32) is particularly efficacious in that it speaks of the urgency with which we must seek repentance and forgiveness, two core pillars of the Lenten Season.
What Ash Wednesday Symbolizes For Catholic Faith And Why Use Ash
Today Catholics officially commenced the lantern campaign famously known as Lent, the journey that will last for forty days of fasting for the faithful. Photo courtesy They mark the journey by applying ashes to their forehead the occasion which is led by the ordained priest. The ashes are traditionally prepared from the burned palms of the previous year's palms Sunday as they are returned to church one week before the ash Wednesday.
The Holy Sunday marking the start of a Holy week to all Christians.
See at Homabay cathedral today 10 April 2022 Christians at that Catholic diocese of Homabay we happily enjoying their Palm Sunday. They we moving happily showing their happiness by carrying the palm leaves and moving around from Homabay Azimio ground near the industrial area. The residents of Homabay town were tuned to the celebration which made them to join the congregation and move as a group.
ASH WEDNESDAY: Easter eve
Today all Christians in the world have commenced their 40days of praying, fasting and giving alms before Easter, not counting Sundays because Sundays are always a reminder of the resurrection. In Catholic the period is known as Lent to which today Catholics have been smeared with ashes commonly reffered to as "Ash Wednesday"