Ash Wednesday services to be held March 1

The Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life and the Office of Spiritual Life at the School of Divinity are sponsoring Ash Wednesday services on Hearn Plaza and Manchester Plaza on March 1.  The services are open to students, faculty and staff.

An announcement by those offices explains that “Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent, a 40-day journey of introspection and repentance in the Christian tradition.”

The Ashes on the Plaza services will be held from 11:30 a.m. to noon on the steps of Wait Chapel on Hearn Plaza and from 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. on Manchester Plaza.

In addition, various religious groups will be holding Ash Wednesday services at campus locations.  Details are available from those religious communities.