To mark the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday, Christians across the ages have flocked to churches to have their foreheads marked with ashes, a symbol of mortality and penitence. That centuries-old tradition continues today in Christian communities around the world.
On Martha’s Vineyard, Father Brian Murdoch of Grace Episcopal Church in Vineyard Haven will be taking it to the street. On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10, Father Murdoch will offer the imposition of ashes to travelers and passersby at the Steamship Authority lot In Vineyard Haven from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm.
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