The Biblical Roots of Ash Wednesday

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The Biblical Roots of Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday
Tags : Ashes, Ash Wednesday, History, Dr. Pitre
In this video, Dr. Brant Pitre gives insight into the Biblical foundation for Ash Wednesday, as well as the rationale and purpose of the season of Lent. He addresses questions such as: • Why do you we use ashes? • Why are we asked of the Church to increase our fasting, prayer, and almsgiving during Lent? • Is Lent just about abstaining from a favorite food, or is there something more to it?

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