Ash Wednesday Services Nearby
Lent begins a 40-day period of penitence and observation prior to the Christian celebration of Easter.
Lent will begin on Feb. 22 this year, with Christians around the world fasting and receiving ashes on their foreheads. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the 40-day penitential Lenten season before the Christian holiday of Easter.
The practice of applying ashes is an ancient one, found in the Old Testament, according to a press release from the Archdiocese of Washington.
Christ Church Georgetown 3116 O St. NW, Ash Wednesday Services 7:30 a.m., 12:00 noon and 6:00 p.m.
Grace Episcopal Church 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Ash Wednesday Holy Eucharist 12:15 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Georgetown Presbyterian Church 3115 P St. NW, Ash Wednesday Services 7 p.m.
Holy Trinity Catholic Church 3513 N St. NW, Ash Wednesday Mass 7 a.m, 8 a.m. 9:15 a.m. (Holy Trinity School), 5:30 p.m.
Lutheran Church Georgetown 1556 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Ashes at 12:15 p.m. and Communion Service at 7:30 p.m.
St. John's Episcopal Church Georgetown Parish 3240 O St NW, Ash Wednesday Services 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.