Record-Eagle photo/Jan-Michael Stump
The Very Rev. Daniel Richards burns palms leaves from Palm Sunday services outside Grace Episcopal Church on Wednesday morning in preparation for Ash Wednesday services. The day marks the beginning of Lent in the Christian faith, a period of fasting and repentance and self-discipline leading up to the Easter holiday. Ashes placed in the shape of a cross on the forehead symbolize humility, mortality and repentance.