Taking it outside

Bishop Andrew Asbil administers ashes outside St. James Cathedral.
 on April 2, 2024
Andrea Manoz

Quentin Toderick, a member of St. James Cathedral, receives the imposition of ashes from Bishop Andrew Asbil outside the cathedral on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14. Bishop Asbil provided ashes to passersby along with Dean Stephan Hance and the Rev. Canon Sister Constance Joanna Gefvert, SSJD (shown below) and the Rev. Canon Dr. Stephen Fields and the Rev. Canon Beth Benson. Ashes were also imposed during services inside the cathedral. Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, the six weeks of penitence before Easter, and the ashes symbolize mortality.


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