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Ash Wednesday

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Ash Wednesday starts journey to Easter

The season of Lent extends from Ash Wednesday until the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday evening, when the Easter Triduum begins. During this period neither the Gloria nor the Alleluia are sung, and a different Collect (Opening Prayer) is provided for every day, to emphasise the importance of these weeks.

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Ashes at sea

Passengers on board the Silversea Silver Muse cruise ship had an opportunity to be anointed with ashes from palms collected and burnt in the Adelaide Cathedral parish thanks to some quick thinking from United States Catholic deacon George Forshay.