And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, ~ Revelation 13:16
The ash-marking ritual is celebrated on the Catholic liturgical calendar 46 days before Easter Sunday to identify it with the number of chromosomes in our bodies. The DNA transformation implicit in the mark of the Beast will begin with the 46 chromosome body and through supernatural transformation result in something akin to an "Easter Sunday" bodily resurrection! This liturgical calendar is entirely pagan, with Easter being only Christian in its veneer, like Christmas. The Lord Y'shua was actually raised on the weekly Shabbat during Pesah, so any pretense of honoring the Lord by observing a "Resurrection Sunday" alongside the pagans is done in ignorance according to the same practice of the Romish Papal mother church.
Consider these observations noted in the study linked below. Where the mark is put signifies the mark of the Beast. Who makes and applies it fits the mark of the Beast. The mark made with the ash signifies the Beast. The ash and its composition signify the mark of the Beast. Even when Ash Wednesday is celebrated points to the mark of the Beast.
See Ash Wednesday - A Fourth-Day Ritual Prefiguring the Mark of the Beast.
Part 26 - Rango - The Ash Wednesday Mass
Part 27 - Rango - Lent Begins with Ash Wednesday
May the Truth be a fresh and enduring blessing to you and those you love.