Ash Wednesday in McLean

Several McLean, Arlington and Falls Church churches are offering mass and the distribution of ashes Wednesday.

After the partying associated with Mardi Gras — including the parade and festivities in Clarendon Tuesday night — many Christians in McLean will be wearing ashes on their foreheads Wednesday for Ash Wednesday. 

While normally associated with Catholics, many Christian churches acknowledge Ash Wednesday as the start of a 40-day period of prayer, rememberance and (for some) fasting. 

The following churches in McLean and in nearby Arlington and Falls Church are offering Ashes for Catholics and Christians on Wednesday:  

St. John, 6420 Linway Terrace, McLean – Masses with ashes distributed at 6:30 a.m., 9 a.m., noon, 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

St. Luke’s, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean – Masses with ashes distributed at  6:45 a.m., 9 a.m., noon and 7 p.m.

St. James, 905 Park Avenue, Falls Church – Masses with ashes are at 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., noon, 5:45 p.m. (in Spanish) and 7:30 p.m.

St. Ann, 5300 N. 10th St., Arlington – Masses with ashes at 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

St. Agnes, 1910 N. Randolph St., Arlington – Masses with ashes at 6:30 a.m., 9 a.m. (school) and 7:30 p.m.

In a hurry? You may be able to get ashes to go at the Virginia Square Metro station. Learn more here.

See also: Arlington Bishop: Pope's Decision to Resign Reflects Spirit of Serenity 

Where else can you get ashes in McLean? Tell us in the comments!

Linda Bender February 12, 2013 at 03:17 PM
Lewinsville Presbyterian - 1724 Chain Bridge Road, 7:00pm.
Beth Lawton (Editor) February 12, 2013 at 04:04 PM
KathyCrest February 13, 2013 at 01:45 PM
Trinity United Methodist, 1205 Dolley Madison Blvd. - Noon and 7:30 p.m.
Cindy Hargroves February 13, 2013 at 04:56 PM
St Thomas Episcopal Church - Lewinsville and Route 7 at Brook Road, McLean - Noon and 8:00 p.m
Marion Stevens February 13, 2013 at 08:19 PM
Ash Wednesday Services at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church 1830 Kirby Rd McLean, Va 22101 7:00 p.m.


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