Ash Wednesday

  • Oriel College Chapel
Date: 
6 March, 2019
Time: 
8:10am
Location: 
Oriel College Chapel
Audience: 
College members

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, a season of self-examination, repentance and preparation for Easter. Since the Middle Ages, Christians have observed the start of Lent by having their foreheads marked in ash with the sign of the cross as a gesture of penitence and as a recognition of mortality.