ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the start of a season of prayer and penance for many Christians.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the 40-day season of Lent, which leads up to Easter.
Many mark the beginning of the Lenten season by getting ashes on their forehead as a sign of baptismal renewal.
Churches in the Lehigh Valley have been holding Ash Wednesday masses.
Allentown, PA 18102
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