Religious Leaders Engage Congregation Through Hymns - Religious leaders engage the congregation in a hymn during the Ash Wednesday service at Memorial Church. By Annie E. Schugart
Moody Observes "Energy of Harvard" at Ash Wednesday Service - Charles D. Moody, a fellow at Harvard's Advanced Leadership Institute, explored Memorial Church after receiving ashes at the Ash Wednesday service. "I love it," Moody said. "The whole service was great -- the beauty of the church and the energy of Harvard." By Annie E. Schugart
Walton Welcomes Ash Wednesday Service Congregation - Prof. Jonathan L. Walton welcomes the congregation to the Ash Wednesday service at Memorial Church. The service kicked off the beginning of Lent, a period of preparation for Easter. By Annie E. Schugart
Religious Leaders Prepare Ashes - Prof. Jonathan L. Walton and Rev. Lucy A. Forster-Smith bless the ashes used during the Ash Wednesday service at Memorial Church. During the service, the religious leaders placed ashes on the foreheads of individuals in the shape of a cross. By Annie E. Schugart
Ash Wednesday Service Provides Community Engagement - Rev. Lucy A. Forster-Smith placed ashes on the foreheads of several individuals during the Ash Wednesday service. "It's always fun to see how community members come out for things like this," said Selena L. Tan, a manager at the Graduate School of Education. "It's great I can step out of work and have a space like this." By Annie E. Schugart
Lenten Season Offers Time for Reflection and Sacrifice - The congregation lines up to receive ashes on their foreheads in observance of Ash Wednesday at the service at Memorial Church. In celebration of the Lenten season, several people opt to give up something for Lent; according to service attendee Charles D. Moody and his wife Karla L. Moody, they will be giving up judgmental thinking. By Annie E. Schugart
On Wednesday, Feb. 18, Memorial Church hosted a service to commemorate Ash Wednesday, which falls at the beginning of Christian Lent.