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  • Lenten Ember Days: March 16th, 18th, and 19th, 2011 (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)

    03/16/2011 9:28:10 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    What are the Ember Days? The Lenten Ember Days are this Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. In fact, Ember days occur four times during the year. Some who are younger or converts may have never heard of Ember Days. They were once quite important in the life of a Catholic. Where does the word, Ember, come from? In English, The word "ember" comes from the Anglo-Saxon ymbren, which means a circuit or revolution, to go around in a circle, relating to the annual cycle of the year, having to do with the seasons (from ymb, around, and ryne, a course, running)....