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Ash Wednesday: beginning of the Lenten Season for Christians

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Today is Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of the Lenten season for Christians allaround the world.

Parishionersat Our Lady of Guadualupe Church in Scottsbluffreceived ashes in the shape of crosses on their foreheads during a noon service.

The church'spriest, Father Phil Flott says today should remind Christians not only about fasting and giving back to the community but also about their baptism and being born again "spiritually."

Traditionally, ashes are sign of mourning and repentance.

After the40–day Lenten season comes Holy Week which commemorates the Passion of Christ.

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