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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday  

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The first day of Lent in the Western Christian Church, marked by services of penitence, and so named from the custom of marking the foreheads of penitents with ashes on that day.
Quinquagesima

Quinquagesima  

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In modern usage, the Sunday before Ash Wednesday. The name was dropped in the RC Church in 1969 and later in some modern Anglican liturgies.

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