By: Patrap, 12:51 PM GMT on February 25, 2007
Enterprise Ala. yesterday
Ash Wednesday....Lent Begins
By: Patrap, 2:32 PM GMT on February 21, 2007
Today is Ash Wednesday ..the Beginning of the Lenten Season
In the Western Christian calendar, Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent and occurs forty-six days before Easter. It falls on different dates from year to year, according to the date of Easter; it can occur as early as February 4 or as late as March 10. Ash Wednesday can fall on Leap Day only during a leap year for which April 15 is Easter Sunday. The next time Ash Wednesday will fall on Leap Day will be in 2096, the first such year since the 1582 adoption of the Gregorian Calendar.
At Masses and services of worship on this day, worshipers are blessed with ashes by the celebrating priest or minister. The priest or minister marks the forehead of each participant with black ashes, in the shape of a cross, which the worshiper traditionally retains until washing it off after sundown. In many Christian churches, the minister of ashes may also be a layperson or non-clergyman. The symbolism echoes the ancient Near Eastern tradition of throwing ash over one's head signifying repentance before God (as related in the Bible). The priest or minister offers the worshiper an instruction while applying the ashes. These are three examples:
"Remember, man, that you are dust
And unto dust you shall return."
(Latin: Memento homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris.)
This wording comes from Genesis 3:19
Fat Tuesday is Here!...
By: Patrap, 3:35 AM GMT on February 20, 2007
Mardi Gras Day has Arrived.Happy Mardi Gras Everyone! Presenting Rex 2007 King of Mardi Gras and His Queen Hail Rex! ..King of Carnival, Rex Rules Today! The Rex Doubloon.The most prized Catch of ALL the Throws today.Tossed by the Float riders and Horse riding Captains and Lieutenants.. But today is ALL for the people.Masking and Having fun together.It will be a Great Celebration today!
The Big Weekend Parades
By: Patrap, 2:55 PM GMT on February 16, 2007
MArdi Gras Goes Into High Gear starting Tonight with Parades in Metairie and The City ProperTony Soprano as King of Bacchus Sun night, ..."Howya Doing!"
Happy B-day Daughter!
By: Patrap, 4:15 AM GMT on February 14, 2007
Too my Darling Sweet Daughter on Valentines day..Sweet 16 Birthday.May this Day be a Happy Day for you!
By: Patrap, 12:51 AM GMT on February 10, 2007
Jrs. Marching in Krewe of Rhea Parade. His School is Riverdale Middle. Patrap Jrs School is Marching and Playing in Sundays "Krewe of Rhea" Parade in Metairie.Hes in 2 Parades this year as First Trumpeter.Todays parade is Rhea..in Metairie.Patrap Jr. is Marching in this one this afternoon.Pics will be later!
The Severe Weather Page
By: Patrap, 3:29 PM GMT on February 02, 2007
NEXLAB Severe Weather Listings page..Link
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