Fasting or champagne? Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday collide

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Chocolates and champagne or ashes and fasting?

That’s the question many Christians will face on Wednesday, when Valentine’s Day and the Ash Wednesday holiday marking the start of Lent fall on the same day for the first time since World War Two.

“Can’t wait for Wednesday. I’m going to tell everyone: ‘You are loved and you are going to die,'” Christopher James, a professor at the Presbyterian University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, said on Twitter.

Christian denominations call on their members to make various sacrifices during the...


Fasting or champagne? Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday collide


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