Patch has a look at where services will be held Wednesday.
The Lenten season begins for Christians tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 13. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of 40 days of prayer and reflection before the Easter holiday. Here is look at 2013 Ash Wednesday services in University City, Clayton and Brentwood. Maplewood/Brentwood University City Clayton/Richmond Heights
Do you observe Ash Wednesday? How do you participate?
I grew up as a Baptist in Baptist-dominated southern Illinois, so we didn't see very many folks who observed Ash Wednesday. When I moved to Columbia, MO, for college, I remember seeing several people on campus with ashy crosses marked on their foreheads and wondering the significance. It took a quick schooling from my now-best friend James to explain the ceremony and its significance to multiple sections of Christian faiths. Do you observe Ash Wednesday? Do you proudly wear the ashy cross through the day? I'd love to hear how you and your family observe the day. What We're Working On What else should we be working on? Have a news tip or story suggestion? Leave a note in the comments box below or shoot me an e-mail at email@example.com.