Ash Wednesday stands as the beginning of a season called Lent. Lent stands out in the church year as a time to renew our faith as we prepare for the celebration of Jesus' resurrection on Easter Sunday, April
Looking for a quick way to explain Ash Wednesday to your friends? Look no further than Busted Halo’s two-minute video that describes the day which begins the season of Lent, and why Catholics and many Christians receive ashes on their foreheads.
When Does Lent 2016 Begin?: A woman prays after receiving ashes on her forehead in observance of Ash Wednesday at Saint Louis Cathedral, February in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)