QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS BELOW 1. Why do people leave the ashes on their forehead? A) It's a sin to wash them offB) The ashes are permanent C) As a sign of humility D) To brag about getting ashes Answer: C, Letting the ashes remain on your forehead throughout the day is a sign of humility. "You are dust, and to dust you shall return."
2. The ashes on the forehead represent A) Mourning and repentanceB) The death and resurrection of Jesus ChristC) Commitment to GodD) A cool sign of faith Answer: Mourning and repentance -- In Biblical days, those in repentance and mourning put ashes on their head. For this reason, Ash Wednesday observers put ashes (from the previous years' Palm Sunday palms) on their forehead. 3. Can you eat meat on Ash Wednesday? - Yes, you only must abstain from eating meat on Fridays- No, meat is prohibited on Ash Wednesday Answer: No, meat is prohibited on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and Fridays of the Lenten Season. 4. What is Ash Wednesday A) A holy day of obligationB) The day marking the beginning of LentC) The day Jesus rose again D) The last day of Lent Answer: B, Ash Wednesday is the day Lent begins. 5. What does the Bible say about Ash Wednesday? A) The apostles had Jesus mark them with a crossB) The ashes are sacred C) All Catholics must abstain from meat during the dayD) Nothing Answer: D, Nothing. There is no Biblical reference to Ash Wednesday or Lent. The tradition is dated back to 325 AD.
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