Churches prepare for Ash Wednesday today, which begins holy season of reflection, sacrifice
Christians begin journey toward Resurrection Sunday
Published: February 12, 2013 - 09:11 PM
| Updated: February 13, 2013 - 12:09 PM
By Colette M. Jenkins
Beacon Journal religion writer
Rev. David Durkee ignited palms to make ashes for the Ash Wednesday services at Queen of Heaven Parish. Blessed ashes from last year are mixed with the new ashes. (Paul Tople/Akron Beacon Journal)
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