the first day of Lent.
By next Ash Wednesday, I will have learned how to fast without getting sick!
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the first day of Lent, named from the practice of Christians of placing ashes on their heads as a sign of penitence
The seventh Wednesday before Easter; the first day of Lent for most Christians; the day after “Fat Tuesday,” or Mardi Gras. It is frequently observed as a day of fasting and repentance for sin. In some churches, ashes are placed on the foreheads of worshipers on Ash Wednesday as a reminder of their mortality. The words of God to Adam in the Bible are often used in the ceremony: “Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.”
the classical synthesis of Islamic philosophical theology, formulated by al-Ashʿari.
Biology. having no sex or organs. independent of processes, especially not involving the union of male and female germ cells. free from or unaffected by sexuality: an asexual friendship. Historical Examples There is, however, one difference between beings produced sexually and asexually, which is very general. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume […]
the cosmic principle of order, justice, righteousness, and truth. Contemporary Examples The Huntsmans have five other children, in addition to Gracie and Asha. Mary Kaye Huntsman Calls Attack Ad Featuring Her Daughter ‘Disgusting’ Patricia Murphy January 6, 2012 In reading about Asha, its current location is hard to overlook—Research Triangle, North Carolina. STI Awareness Month […]
those associating with Muhammad at any time in his life.