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Ash Wednesday Evening Service

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
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5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. It occurs forty days before Easter, not including six Sundays (which are considered feast days), and recalls Jesus's forty days in the wilderness, itself mirroring the Israelites' forty years in the desert. During the two services on this day, ministers mark those who attend with ashes as a reminder that "we are dust, and to dust we shall return."