“You are dust, and to dust you shall return” (Gen 3:19).
Here Brian receives ashes during HSC’s observance of Ash Wednesday yesterday. Christians around the world were seen with ashes in the form of a cross on their foreheads as they celebrated the first day of Lent. Ash Wednesday is 46 days before Easter, which includes six Sundays. Ashes are placed on the forehead as a reminder of mortality and repentance of sins. As a sign of their faith, many Christians leave them on all day.
To learn more about Ash Wednesday and the observance of Lent, check out this article by Dr. Mark D. Roberts: