Ash Wednesday Kicks Off 40 Days of Lent
SCRANTON — Christians around the globe mark Ash Wednesday today.
Parishioners at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton received ashes on their foreheads.
The Lenten tradition is a sign of the person’s mortality.
Bishop Joseph Bambera from the Catholic Diocese of Scranton led the mass.
Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the 40-day season of Lent before Easter.