Ash Wednesday - Choral Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes

A special Choral Eucharist marking the beginning of the season of Lent.

Ash Wednesday is the first day of the season of Lent. This 40-day period leading up to Easter is a time of preparation ahead of the celebration of Christ’s death and resurrection during Holy Week and Easter. Lent is characterised as a time of fasting and prayer when many choose to give something up.

On Ash Wednesday, ashes are placed on the head in the shape of a cross, accompanied by the words ‘remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return.’


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