Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day penitential period before Easter.
Ash Wednesday begins the 40-day Lenten observation before Easter, which falls on March 31 this year. Georgetown churches are offering Ash Wednesday services throughout the day. Christ Church Georgetown, 3133 Dumbarton St. NW Georgetown Epiphany, 2712 Dumbarton St. NW Georgetown Lutheran Church, 1556 Wisconsin Ave. NW Georgetown Presbyterian Church, 3115 P St. NW Grace Episcopal Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3513 N St. NW St. Johns Episcopal Church Georgetown, 3240 O St. NW
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
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. Dumbarton United Methodist Church 3133 Dumbarton St. NW, Welcomes Mt. Zion UMC for refreshments and visiting prior to the 7:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday worship service. Grace Episcopal Church 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Ash Wednesday Holy Eucharist 12:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. Georgetown …
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Here are a few churches in town that are having Ash Wednesday services.
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Fat Tuesday has come and gone. After the customary sightings of purple, gold, and green that are indicative of Mardi Gras festivals, today marks the start of Ash Wednesday and the Lenten season for many. For Christians this day signifies the beginning of the 40-day Lenten season prior to Easter. Widely known for the practices of abstaining from particular objects or practices from chocolate and sodas to smoking for repentance. Ash Wednesday is celebrated throughout the world. The name Ash Wednesday comes from the common custom of imposing ashes upon the foreheads of people attending masses and services of worship. Here are a few churches around Georgetown that are hosting services for Ash Wednesday:
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
A D.C. resident/Louisiana native's perspective on Mardi Gras and Lent.
At the end of the day, the focus of Patch is to provide local community news and information. I couldn’t help but think of this focus during the recent celebrations of Mardi Gras. I realize this may seem a strange connection, but go with me on this. While many of you may have the stereotypical view, and justifiably so, that Mardi Gras is a massive, lawless, drunken festival, this is not entirely true. The modern interpretation of Mardi Gras is certainly that, but there is a heart and soul to Mardi Gras: community. Prior to the forty days of fasting and prayer of Lent, Mardi Gras is a celebration. The celebration is different, depending on where it occurs. In New Orleans, pageantry and parades. In Lafayette, food and music and …