“It's Ash Wednesday. It's a reminder of our dependence on God,” said the Rev. Peter Schell, a 32-year-old Episcopal priest, at once explaining the start of Lent and the reason he was offering to etch the mark of Christian faith on the foreheads of

“It's Ash Wednesday. It's a reminder of our dependence on God,” said the Rev. Peter Schell, a 32-year-old Episcopal priest, at once explaining the start of Lent and the reason he was offering to etch the mark of Christian faith on the foreheads of

During the service, a cardinal placed ash on the Pope's head in the shape of a cross, a traditional Catholic ritual on Ash Wednesday. He, in turn, placed ash on the heads of cardinals. Towards the end of the service, the Vatican Secretary of State

Tonight was the first time I've experienced Ash Wednesday celebrated at a Baptist church. My own church, Crooked Creek Baptist Church, was the host to an interfaith Ash Wednesday service, a multi-congregation and

Marking Ash Wednesday. Millions of Catholics and Protestants have the sign of the cross placed on their foreheads as Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. A Roman Catholic has a cross of ash placed to his forehead during Ash Wednesday services