Do you observe ASH wednesday?

India
February 15, 2007 5:00am CST
ASH Wednesday is a day that marks the start of the Lenten season. A period of 40-days observed by the christian community that mainly concentrates on the passion of Christ. It ends with Good Friday and then the festive day of Easter. I was just inquisitive to know if all the sects of christianity observe this day?
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@samson1967 (7422)
• India
15 Feb 07
Hi Bangalorean, You know exactly about Lent observations. Please note that among Christians, only Roman Catholics will observe Lent.
• India
15 Feb 07
How about the other sects?
• India
15 Feb 07
As far as my knowledge goes besides Roman Catholics, the sects that observe this day are, 1.Methodists 2.Lutheran 3.Anglican 4.Presbyterian
• India
15 Feb 07
No,I am a protestant and we also observe Lent.I dont know about other protestants but people belonging to CSI and CNI observe Lent.
@shinobi (391)
• Philippines
16 Feb 07
I don't think that all sects of Christianity observe this day, I for one do not. For the basis of this act or practice is not defined in the scriptures. It is safer to base our belief in the scriptures. No offense, im just expressing my belief, that's all. Thanks.
• India
17 Feb 07
As what you have ben saying, that one should place belief in the scriptures, then let me let you know, with no offense that, Jesus after spending 30 years as a human, spent 40 days in fast and penance and transfigured from Divinity. If he can achieve it why can we make a attempt, as his act was a trendsetter to all generations to follow. Also, as for the ASH wednesday, its a symbolic event of the start of this attempt by the followers of Christ.