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Ash Wednesday is Feb. 13: Where to Worship in Barrington

The start of the Christian Lenten season begins Wednesday.


Feb. 13 marks Ash Wednesday, which is the start of the Lenten season for many Christian religions including Catholic, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Methodist, Anglican and Eastern Orthodox churches.

In Western Christianity, Ash Wednesday takes place 40 days before Easter. Sundays that fall during that timeframe are not included in the 40-day count.

On Ash Wednesday, many Christians will go to church to receive a cross of ashes on their forehead. The ashes are used as a sign of repentance to God.

During lent, many Christians fast and repent to reflect upon Jesus Christ’s death, burial and resurrection. It’s customary for Catholics to not eat meat on Fridays during lent. Many also give up something they would otherwise enjoy during this time. 

Where to worship in Barrington on Ash Wednesday: 

St. Anne Catholic Church

Lutheran Church of the Atonement

St. Matthew Lutheran Church

Barrington United Methodist Church

Community Church of Barrington 

Presbyterian Church of Barrington

St. Michael's Episcopal Church

St. Mark Episcopal Church

If you know of an area church also offering Ash Wednesday services, please add the information in the comments section. 

St. Paul UCC February 13, 2013 at 03:14 PM
St. Paul United Church of Christ, Salem United Methodist and Community Church of Barrington will hold joint Ash Wednesday services, beginning with a community dinner at 6 p.m. and a service with imposition of ashes at 7 p.m. Please join us!


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