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sackcloth and ashes

  • n  a display of extreme remorse or repentance or grief
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  • May God grant self-denial during Lent
    The season of Lent began yesterday with the observance of Ash Wednesday. Lent is a season when Christians remember and repent of their sins. Ashes are imputed on the foreheads as a sign of repenting in sackcloth and ashes, a practice that often took place in Old Testament times.
    March 5, 2014 -

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