Another Ash Wednesday question


Why is Ash Wednesday on Wednesday? Was it always on Wednesday? Did it have a different name years ago?


40 days of Lent, counting back from Easter (which is always a Sunday of course), not including Lenten Sundays (Sundays are never penitential days) … always gives you a starting day of Wednesday. Basic math.


I knew that. :slight_smile: That was a very dumb question but then yesterday was a very, very long day. Thanks for the info!


That’s fine, the only truly dumb question is the one you don’t ask. And I like to show off my know-it-all side :nerd:


website tells how date of Ash Wed determined, which depends of course on how date of Easter is determined, and other helpful info


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