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Ash Wednesday Service

Image of black and white poinsettias with blue text on top that reads "Worship Special Services Ash Wednesday" with Duke Chapel logo in bottom right corner
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rev. Bruce Puckett, Asst. Dean of the Chapel

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 this services, ministers mark those who attend with ashes as a reminder that "we are dust, and to dust we shall return." Paid parking is available in the Bryan Center garage at 125 Science Drive. ADA parking is available in the Bryan Center Surface Lot at the same address. This service will be livestreamed on YouTube at

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