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South Georgians observe Ash Wednesday

February 25, 2004

Albany - Catholics and many other Christians all over the world are observing Ash Wednesday. Worshipers packed St. Teresa's Church to participate in the Roman Catholic tradition of having ashes mark their foreheads.

It serves as a reminder of the suffering of Christ. "Ashes represent that you are dust and from dust you will return,"says Father Jacek Szuster.

"So basically it represents that God created us from nothing, from the dust, from ashes," he says. Wednesday begins the forty days of lent-- a period of fasting and sacrifice leading up to the celebration of Easter.

posted at 5:49PM by scott.hunter@walb.com