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