We burn the Branches from last year’s Palm Sunday Service to create the Ashes.
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Ashes to Ashes

We burn the Branches from last year’s Palm Sunday Service to create the Ashes.

Holy Lent

We prepare for the Lenten Season with the imposition of Ashes. The palm branches from last year during Holy Week are burned to prepare for this year’s Ash Wednesday.

A cross in a bowl of dirt on top of leaves next to a window

We prepare for the Lenten Season with the imposition of Ashes. The palm branches from last year during Holy Week are burned to prepare for this year’s Ash Wednesday.

Holy Lent

We prepare for the Lenten Season with the imposition of Ashes. The palm branches from last year during Holy Week are burned to prepare for this year’s Ash Wednesday.

Holy Lent

We prepare for the Lenten Season with the imposition of Ashes. The palm branches from last year during Holy Week are burned to prepare for this year’s Ash Wednesday.

Ash Wednesday repentance

We burn last year's palms to create this year's ashes. We impose ashes to remember that we are mortal, to remember that we need to repent, to remember that we are forgiven, to remember the story isn't over.