Ashes to Go and Ash Wednesday Services

3 services at St. Mark's and Ashes to Go at Capitol South

Busy commuters who get on or off the Metro at Capitol South (Orange-Blue-Silver lines) on Wednesday morning, February 26, will be greeted with an offer to receive a blessing and a smudge on the forehead. Or not.

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season in the Christian church. Lent lasts until Easter, which falls on April 12th this year.

“Ashes to Go” is an annual tradition that can be found at multiple locations around the DC area. Clergy and lay leaders from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill have been offering the service at Capitol South station for several years.

Also, Ash Wednesday services will be held at St.  Mark’s at 7:00 am, noon, and 7:00 pm on February 26. The church is located at 301 A St SE, at the corner of 3rd and A Streets SE.

Learn more about St. Mark’s.