On March 1, King's Chapel will host two services on Ash Wednesday at 12:15and at 6 PM. Ash Wednesday is the start of the Season of Lent-40 days of reflection and preparation for Easter. Both services will include a time of confession, a short homily, and the imposition of ashes as a sign of our mortality. Ashes are made from burnt palm branches from last years Palm Sunday observances. The Rev. Shawn Fiedler will preach. King's Chapel will be open from 8 AM to 6 PM with clergy and lay volunteers available for the impositions of ashes. The first service held in King's Chapel on Ash Wednesday took place on February 26, 1868 under the ministry of the Rev. Henry Wilder Foote. His bust stands behind the pulpit at the front of the church. The Rev. Joseph Barth instituted the imposition of ashes at this service in 1966.
To learn more about the season of Lent at King's Chapel, click here.