Ash Wednesday, 2018

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On February 14, Ash Wednesday, we observe the beginning of Lent.

The first of the forty days of Lent, named for the custom of placing blessed ashes on the foreheads of worshipers at Ash Wednesday services. The ashes are a sign of penitence and a reminder of mortality, and may be imposed with the sign of the cross. Ash Wednesday is observed as a fast in the church year of the Episcopal Church.
The Episcopal Church


We don’t expect it to be quite as difficult to observe Ash Wednesday as it was several winters ago! Note: this year, Ash-N-Dash is 3-6pm.

We at St. James offer everyone a way to begin this holy season despite our busy schedules. From 3 PM until 6:00 PM, you may receive ashes and/or a blessing via Ash & Dash, the “drive-through” imposition of ashes.

The church will be open for silent meditation and prayers during these hours. If you are on the run and just want ashes and/or a blessing, look for our supply priest, Rev. Mark Anderson at, or just inside, our red doors at 1170 Broadway.