Another Ash Wednesday question

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