Ash Wednesday - February 17th
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent (a season of preparation for Baptism at Easter, and prayerful attention to our spiritual lives). The service on Ash Wednesday, therefore, appropriately draws our attention to our mortality, and draws us towards repentance with a focus on restoration and reconciliation. A symbol that has become important to many people of this day are the ashes imposed on the forehead in the sign of the cross. In order to observe this day with the appropriate solemnity, prayer, and consideration - while also maintaining appropriate caution due to COVID, we observed Ash Wednesday on Zoom.