The Rev. Claire Nevin-Field and the Rev. Sean Lanigan will distribute ashes to commuters from 7:30–9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6 at Jefferson Station.
This will be the seventh year that St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, located at Third and Pine Streets in Philadelphia, has participated in the nationwide movement called “Ashes to Go” (www.AshesToGo.org).
In the Christian tradition, Ash Wednesday marks the start of the holy season of Lent, a time for reflection and repentance in preparation for the celebration of Easter. For centuries, Christians have received a cross of ashes on the face at the beginning of that season as a reminder of mortal failings and an invitation to receive God’s forgiveness.