This Wednesday, Feb. 13, marks the first day of Lent in the Christian calendar.
Ash Wednesday, which occurs 46 days before Easter Sunday, is the beginning of a period of prayer and fasting recognized by some Christian denominations. It is typically celebrated by the practice of placing ashes on the forehead as a sign of humility and repentance.
What follows is a list of Ash Wednesday services in Lower Merion and Narberth. Did we miss any services? Add them in the comments section below.
St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 415 E. Athens Ave., Ardmore: Noon and 7 p.m.
Ardmore Presbyterian Church, 5 W. Montgomery Ave., Ardmore: 7:30 p.m.
Church of St. John's, 404 Levering Mill Road, Bala Cynwyd: 7:30 p.m.
St. Asaph's Church, 27 Conshohocken State Road, Bala Cynwyd: Noon and 7:30 p.m.
St. Matthias Roman Catholic Church, 128 Bryn Mawr Ave., Bala Cynwyd: 7:30 a.m., noon, and 7 p.m.
United Methodist Church of Bala Cynwyd, 314 Levering Mill Road, Bala Cynwyd: Noon
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 625 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr: 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Church of the Redeemer, 230 Pennswood Road, Bryn Mawr: 7:30 a.m. spoken, 12:15 p.m. with hymns, and 7:30 p.m. with hymns and choir
Our Mother of Good Counsel, 31 Pennswood Road, Bryn Mawr: 6:30 a.m.
St. Luke United Methodist Church, 568 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr: 7:30 p.m.
St. Christopher's Church, 226 Righters Mill Road, Gladwyne: 7:30 p.m.
St. John Vianney Church, 350 Conshohocken State Road, Gladwyne: 7:30 a.m., noon, and 7:30 p.m.
Holy Trinity Lutheran, Woodbine and Narberth avenues, Narberth: 7:30 p.m.
Narberth Presbyterian, Windsor and Grayling avenues, Narberth: 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
St. Margaret Roman Catholic Church, 208 N. Narberth Ave., Narberth: Ashes will be distributed during 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. Mass and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Liturgy of the Word
St. Thomas of Villanova, 1229 E. Lancaster Ave., Rosemont: 12:05 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 7 p.m.