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Old Feb 29, '12, 6:58 pm
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What did your priest say when making the sign of the cross with ashes?

Mine said "Repent, and believe in the Gospel." He also said the same thing as his homily--nothing else.

FYI, I was visiting another church in Waco. It wasn't my own church.
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Old Feb 29, '12, 7:08 pm
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Default Re: Ash Wednesday: What did your priest say when making the sign of the cross with ashes?

My priest also said "Repent, and believe in the Gospel".

"Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return" is also acceptable.

A homily is not "required" for a week-day Mass, so depending on what his schedule was like, I could understand why a priest may cut his homily short.
I was lucky, my priest preached a wonderful homily for Ash Wednesday!!
It was short, maybe 2-3 minutes, but very powerful!
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Old Feb 29, '12, 7:12 pm
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Repent and hear the Good News.
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Old Feb 29, '12, 7:15 pm
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Repent and believe in the Gospel for us.
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Old Feb 29, '12, 7:38 pm
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Default Re: Ash Wednesday: What did your priest say when making the sign of the cross with ashes?

"Remember that you are dust, and to dust you will [sic] return."
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Repent and believe in the Gospel.
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Old Feb 29, '12, 8:11 pm
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Repent and believe in the Gospel.
Same here. And, "remember you are dust and to dust you shall return" is the alternative. As far as I understand, it's always one of the two.
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"Remember, man, that thou art dust and unto dust thou shall return."
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Old Feb 29, '12, 8:28 pm
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The Maronites use this form on Ash Monday!

Distribution of the Ashes

The congregation stands as the celebrant first marks himself with the ashes and then distributes them to the congregation, saying:

Cel: Remember that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return.

Deacon: Between the vestibule and the altar, let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep. Let them say, “Spare your people, O Lord, and do not make your heritage a mockery, a byword among the nations.” (Joel 2:17)
Do not hold past iniquities against us; may your compassion come quickly, for we have been brought very low. Help us, God our savior, for the glory of your name. Deliver us, pardon our sins for your name’s sake. (Psalm 79:8-9)

Concluding Prayer
After everyone has received the ashes, the celebrant returns to the table and says the concluding prayer.

Cel: O Lord, grant that we may begin this holy season of Lent in a true spirit of Christian commitment. Shield us with the assistance of fasting, purity, and sanctity and let us oppose evil through our Lord Jesus Christ, now and for ever.

Cong: Amen.
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Default Re: Ash Wednesday: What did your priest say when making the sign of the cross with ashes?

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"Remember, man, that thou art dust and unto dust thou shall return."
The "man" no longer appears in the current translation, unfortunately.
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The "man" no longer appears in the current translation, unfortunately.
I suppose there would be a tendency to render 'man' in too dastardly a colloquial manner.
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Mine said 'Repent and believe in the Good News'.
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"Remember woman that thou art dust and unto dust thou shalt return."
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Default Re: Ash Wednesday: What did your priest say when making the sign of the cross with ashes?

He said... "Turn away from your sin and be faithful to the Gospel"

And then I said... "AMEN!"
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Repent and believe in the gospel.
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