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Ash Wednesday holds great significance for Christians worldwide as it marks the beginning of the Lenten season in the Christian Church. On this day, people attend church service to receive ashes on their foreheads in the shape of a cross as it represents mortality and repentance often along with a small blessing: “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return”. Genesis 3:19 NIV.

This day serves as a reminder of the significance of the Lenten season and encourages individuals to seek repentance and renewal. As we observe this tradition, let us remember to walk towards living a life of kindness, humility, love, and obedience to God.

Ash Wednesday Chalice Veil Project with Black/Gold Dice Trim

Passion Cross on Ash Wednesday Chalice Veil

The Passion Cross – Church Symbolism by F.R. Webber
– This is a cross whose ends are cut to points. It is also known as the Cross Urdee, and the Cross Champain, sometimes the Cross Pointed. It represents the sufferings of our Lord and has been called by some authorities the Cross of Suffering. If pictured as rising out of a chalice, it represents our Lord’s agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. It may be used as a symbol of Maundy Thursday, or of Good Friday.