Ash Wednesday

ashes

As I was getting some saldo at the Tigo store near Central Park I asked Erick one of the Tigo reps there if I could take his photo, He having ashes from an early church service.

Ash Wednesday derives its name for the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of adherents to the Christian faith as a sign of mourning and repentance to God. The ashes used are typically gathered after the palms from the previous year’s Palm Sunday are burned.

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  • I wanted a portrait like this for AntiguaDailyPhoto.com, but I went out I could not find anybody with the cross. 🙁

  • Erick

    I like this photo, this is my fisrt time on tbe web so i like it and i am proud to be catholic

  • Leif Hagen

    A good photo reminding us of Ash Wednesday! Maybe I should have taken a photo like that of my family after last night’s worship service!

  • Cristina

    There are many more practicing Catholics now than 10 years ago, that’s for sure. I was at a small church in Guatemala City last night and it was packed. Just placing the ashes on people’s foreheads took more than half an hour, and there were 4 other people helping the priest!
    Good for you, Erick!