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  Ash (god) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ash was the ancient Berber god of oases, and thus was viewed as a benign deity.
Consequently Ash was known as the lord of Libya, as the area, occupied by the Libhu and Tinhu tribes, corresponds roughly with the area of modern Libya.
Ash was usually depicted as a human, whose head was one of the desert creatures, variously being shown as a lion, vulture, hawk, or snake.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ash_(god)   (393 words)

 Ash - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ash (analytical chemistry), one of the components in the proximate analysis of biological materials, consisting mainly of carbonates and bicarbonates of metals
Ash (god), a hawk-god of the Sahara Desert in Egyptian mythology
Ash, the phantom guardian of Marona in Phantom Brave
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ash   (254 words)

 Revelation Lugia
Ash gets off the boat, but the captain tells him to stay, because there is a risk of the weather starting again, but he tells her that he's going to grab the treasure, and come right back.
Ash comes up to a shrine-looking place, and wonders what it is, but Pikachu comes up, and shows him that there is an orb in the shrine, which is the treasure.
Ash goes on, while Flura is playing her flute, and he flies with the three birds and Lugia.
members.fortunecity.com /chary3k/revelation_lugia.html   (4077 words)

 Ash Wednesday   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The ashes we use for this service are the ones from the burned palm branches and crosses from last Palm Sunday.
Thus the phrase we are familiar with, “sackcloth and ashes.” The difference between the ancient Jews and modern Episcopalians is, they put piles of ash on top of their heads, while we have a simple, small cross, smudged on our foreheads.
God is interested in our fasting, if it’s done so that we can get closer to God, rather than to make people see that we are more penitent than they are.
www.myplanet.net /saintalbans/ash_wednesday.htm   (1238 words)

 Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Easter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Ash Wednesday begins a forty day period during which Christians remember their sinfulness, repent, ask God's forgiveness, and recognize that God's forgiveness comes at an infinite price -- the death of Christ on the cross on our behalf.
On Ash Wednesday, the historic churches mark the beginning of this period with a special service explaining the season, calling the people to repentance, signifying repentance with ashes, by which a cross is marked on the forehead of the penitent Christian.
Ash Wednesday should remind Christians that they are sinners in need of a savior, and that their salvation comes at the sacrifice of God's Son:
answers.org /issues/easter.html   (2294 words)

 Sermon and Liturgy for Ash Wednesday - Year B   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Ashes can be prepared either in the Sanctuary at the beginning of the service - or (and it is often the best option given fire regulations and problems with smoke) earlier in the day.
If ashes are prepared ahead of time, those who bring their palm crosses to the service are invited to lay them upon the communion table as they come forward to receive the ashes.
This anointing, and the cross of ashes, are both reminders of the mark of the Lamb as it is described in the Revelation of John.
www.rockies.net /~spirit/sermons/b-ashwed.html   (2760 words)

 SSPXAsia.com: Ash Wednesday
With such thoughts let the ashes be put upon your head, while you ask in all humility and with a contrite heart, for God’s mercy and grace.
God to mercy: Thou hast mercy upon all, O Lord, and hatest none of the things which Thou hast made, winking at the sins of men for the sake of repentance, and sparing them; for thou art the Lord our God.
And rend your hearts and not your garments, and turn to the Lord your God; for he is gracious and merciful, patient and rich in mercy, and ready to repent of the evil.
www.sspxasia.com /Documents/The_Church_Year/Ash-Wednesday.htm   (759 words)

 A History of Muslim Philosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
God is knowing, for instance, means that God possesses knowledge as an attribute, which is inherent in God, and although it is not exactly the same as His essence, yet it is not something quite different from and other than His essence.
God's essence, for instance, is not knowing or powerful or wise, but so far as their ultimate haqiqah (reality or application) is concerned, the attributes are inherent in the divine essence, and hence are not something quite different from or other than the essence of God.
God, the ultimate principle, is, according to the Ash'arites, a necessary existent; His existence is identical with His essence.
www.muslimphilosophy.com /hmp/14.htm   (9771 words)

 Ash Wednesday
Through the life, death, and resurrection of Christ, God demonstrates and offers an alternative to beginning in the trash pile, and after a brief, wretched, and sinful life, returning there as a final destination.
On the other hand (which by the way, doesn’t know what the first hand is doing), God’s mercy is ALL we can pray for, because it comprises and encircles the totality of all our desires and is the very foundation of our faith in Christ.
God has committed himself to us in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
www.saintignatiusnyc.org /ashwed03.html   (617 words)

 Ash'ariyya and Mu'tazila   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
These were: (1) the unity of God; (2) divine justice; (3) the promise and the threat; (4) the intermediate position; and (5) the commanding of good and forbidding of evil.
In their reckoning, God's 'speech' belongs to this category of attributes, for it does not make sense to think of his commandments as existing before the creation of the beings to whom they are addressed.
God makes the rules and whatever he decrees is just, yet God himself is under no obligation: if he wished, he could punish the righteous and admit the wicked to paradise (see Voluntarism).
www.muslimphilosophy.com /ip/rep/H052.htm   (2881 words)

The pollen of the Ash is totally dependant on the wind for spreading it about, and so protective calyces would only get in the way, as would petals, which have the function of attracting insect-pollinators with their bright colours.
The Ash is the last tree to dress itself with leaves in the summer and it is often the first to shed its greenery in the autumn.
Ash is an axis around and through which the different energies and dimensions of life can connect and harmonise with each other, endlessly changing and flowing in the process.
www.the-tree.org.uk /BritishTrees/ash.htm   (7427 words)

 Ash Wednesday
Ashes are a biblical symbol of mourning and penance.
Thus when the priest uses his thumb to sign one of the faithful with the ashes, he says, "Remember, man, that thou art dust and unto dust thou shalt return," which is modeled after God's address to Adam (Genesis 3:19; cf.
This also echoes the words at a burial, "Ashes to ashes; dust to dust," which is based on God's words to Adam in Genesis 3 and Abraham's confession, "I am nothing but dust and ashes" (Genesis 18:27).
irishcream.20m.com /ashwednesday.html   (780 words)

 The Season of Lent
Ash Wednesday is a somber day of reflection on what needs to change in our lives if we are to be fully Christian.
In the early church, ashes were not offered to everyone but were only used to mark the forehead of worshippers who had made public confession of sin and sought to be restored to the fellowship of the community at the Easter celebration.
Gray is the color of ashes, and therefore a biblical symbol of mourning and repentance.
www.cresourcei.org /cylent.html   (2129 words)

 Ash Wednesday: Q & A
It is called Ash Wednesday because, being forty days before Good Friday, it always falls on a Wednesday and it is called Ash Wednesday because on that day at church the faithful have their foreheads marked with ashes in the shape of a cross.
This is in imitation of the spiritual mark or seal that is put on a Christian in baptism, when he is delivered from slavery to sin and the devil and made a slave of righteousness and Christ (Romans 6:3-18).
A: Because ashes are a biblical symbol of mourning and penance.
www.msgr.ca /msgr-7/Ash_Wednesday_QandA.htm   (1261 words)

 The Most Uncomfortable Day of the Year (Mk 1:15)
Ash Wednesday is no doubt further uncomfortable because the act that is central to it -- repentance -- is usually perceived as a most disquieting proposition.
In the liturgy for the imposition of the ashes, the words alternate between the so-called "fall" story in Genesis and Mark’s summary of Jesus’ central theme for preaching: "[Remember] you are dust, and to dust you shall return" (Gen. 3:19), and "Repent, and believe in the gospel" (Mark 1:15).
Further, the story that calls us together and forms us is one of a God who is in relentless pursuit of us and of the divine dream that those relationships might grow and thrive and that we might indeed have life.
www.religion-online.org /showarticle.asp?title=986   (1322 words)

 God of Biscuits: Ash Wednesday: A Personal History
When I was a kid, Ash Wednesday was one of those extra-props observances, like Palm Sunday.
When I say that Ash Wednesday was and extra-props day, I must point out that it's also a very spare ceremony.
Inwardly, there was a sense of pride, I suppose, or rather a sense of impending martyrdom—or the histrionic hope for such!—while wearing the fetish of Ash Wednesday.
www.godofbiscuits.com /blog/archives/2005/02/ash_wednesday_a.html   (823 words)

 Ash Wednesday (Lent II)
Return to the Lord, your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and repents of evil.
In this effort the human determination to be converted to God is invested with the predisposing grace of conversion and, at the same time, of forgiveness and of spiritual liberation".
Ashes, for Jews and Christians alike, are a sign of repentance, sorrow, and mourning.
www.wf-f.org /AshWed.html   (3837 words)

 Our Selfish Faith and Our Unselfish God
The value of the ash tray and the drawing are not found in the ash tray and the picture.
God would rule the hearts and minds of people as He had never ruled on earth before.
Even when we are ruled by God, our service to God is as crude as the ash tray I made Dad or the picture Anita drew for Joyce.
www.westarkchurchofchrist.org /chadwell/2000/052800am.htm   (1377 words)

 Ash Wednesday Resource Kit
God, you want me to be truthful to my very core; therefore, teach me wisdom in the depths of my heart.
In these ashes are our prejudices, our impatience, the times we have turned our backs on the suffering of others, our neglect of the environment, our indifference, our materialism, our greed, our hypocrisy, our envy, all of our sins.
Ashes are made by burning the palms from last year's Palm Sunday celebration and mixing them with a drop or two of oil.
www.soulfoodministry.org /docs/AshWens.htm   (929 words)

 The Ash Grove (Welsh Song)
Or at the bright noontide in solitude wander Amid the dark shades of the lonely ash grove.
The ash grove, how graceful, how plainly 'tis speaking, The wind [harp] through it playing has language for me. Whenever the light through its branches is breaking A host of kind faces is gazing on me. The friends of my childhood again are before me, Each step wakes a memory as freely I roam.
In the grand Ash Grove Palace, there lived a bold chieftain And he was a squire and ruler of the land.
www.gurman.org /ashgrove   (2615 words)

 Catholic Culture : Liturgical Year : February 09, 2005 : Ash Wednesday
The use of ashes is a survival from an ancient rite according to which converted sinners submitted themselves to canonical penance.
The blessed ashes are then "imposed" on the faithful as a sign of conversion, penance, fasting and human mortality.
The ashes are blessed at least during the first Mass of the day, but they may also be imposed during all the Masses of the day, after the homily, and even outside the time of Mass to meet the needs of the faithful.
www.catholicculture.org /lit/calendar/day.cfm?date=2005-02-09   (745 words)

 Ash Wednesday Resource Kit - 2001...
One of the emphases of the Metropolitan Community Churches is cooperating with the Spirit of God in the ongoing transformation of Christianity.
When an "ashes" situation in your own life that you are wrestling with comes to your mind during this service, please write it down.
Ashes as a cleansing agent might be a helpful way to view the "ashes" situations in our lives; they cleanse us and prepare us for what comes next.
www.mccchurch.org /oldintranet/ashwed2001.htm   (1883 words)

 History of Ash Wednesday, the Beginning of Catholic Lent|Catholic Update February©2004
Although Ash Wednesday is not a Catholic holy day of obligation, it is an important part of the season of Lent.
The first clear evidence of Ash Wednesday is around 960, and in the 12th century people began using palm branches from the previous Palm Sunday for ashes.
As we live through this Ash Wednesday, may the crosses of ashes that mark our foreheads be a reminder to us and to those we meet that we belong to your Son.
www.americancatholic.org /Newsletters/CU/ac0204.asp   (2451 words)

 Ash Wednesday   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The ashes are collected and stored away in some sacristy closet until Ash Wednesday arrives, when they are resurrected from their sacristy tomb and laid upon the altar for blessing.
Such a God, the glossary says, might be the god of the  ancient Greeks and Romans (gods who   could be very mean  and revengeful at times), but it is not the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Nor is it the God of the prophet Joel who in the first reading for Ash Wednesday, calls God “gracious and merciful, slow to anger, rich in mercy, and quite relenting in punishment” (Joel 2:12-13).
my.execpc.com /~alexis/LENT2001.htm   (1881 words)

 Ash Wednesday Reflections
Ash Wednesday, which starts the season of Lent, has been called a Christian Yom Kippur – a day of repentance when we focus on all the ways we have tried during the past year to put something other than God’s love at the center of our lives.
The Ash Wednesday liturgy holds up to us a powerful image of what it means to be separated from God and how it is that we as Christians should respond to that separation.
Ash Wednesday reminds us of the response that God desires from us, who have wandered away from the path.
www.anglicancenter.org /ash_wednesday_reflections.htm   (502 words)

 Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday is a day of special devotion; the day which marks the beginning of the holy season of Lent, a period of spiritual discipline, fasting and moderation in preparation for Holy Week and Easter; one of the most important days of the church year.
In the Ash Wednesday service, ashes are lightly smeared onto the forehead of a person by the priest or bishop.
If we say we love God but do not take time with Him, then we are fooling ourselves.
www.manotick.org /stjames/Archival_pages/ash_wednesday.htm   (379 words)

 All Saints, Little Shelford - Tape Catalogue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
There is today the same hunger to understand the big issues of human beings and God, of death and of eternity.
The early chapters of the Acts of the Apostles are vibrant testimony to the power of the living God.
We are going to open its first half together and learn God's answer to the deepest problem on earth – the human heart.
www.allsaintslittleshelford.org /downloads/tapecat.html   (1607 words)

 Ash Wednesday 2000
God is near to the broken-hearted and saves those whose spirit is crushed.
Return to the Sovereign, your God, for God is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and repents of evil.
As you apply the ashes to each person's forehead, you may say, "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return," or "Return to God with all your heart," or other appropriate words.
www.soulfoodministry.org /docs/English/AshWens_2000.htm   (660 words)

 Ash International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Reception, performance and sound installation by the Sons of God as a part of the exhibition Omvandling, Karlsborg, Sweden.
Vr beredskap r god (We are well prepared), a slide show with electroacoustic music.
Betaeckning -a performance by The Sons of God at Willemeen, Arnhem and Zaal 100, Amsterdam, Holland.
www.ashinternational.com /html/Biogs/Elggren.html   (1828 words)

 James Akin
This also echoes the words at a burial, "Ashes to ashes; dust to dust, "which is based on God's words to Adam in Genesis 3 and Abraham's confession, "I am nothing but dust and ashes"(Genesis 18:27).
A: They are made by burning palm fronds which have been saved from the previous year's Palm Sunday, they are then blessed by a priest—blessed ashes having been used in God's rituals since the time of Moses (Numbers 19:9-10, 17).
Q: Is Ash Wednesday a holy day of obligation, that is, a day on which we are required to go to Mass?
www.ewtn.com /library/ANSWERS/ASH_WED.htm   (1192 words)

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