Ash Wednesday Quiet Day

February 14th 2024


0 Days
9 Hours
59 Minutes
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Why a 'Quiet Day'? 

"I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God's holy Word. And, to make a right beginning of repentance," (BCP, p.265)

A quiet day makes space for intentional time with God and ourselves.
As a trellis is used to support the growth of a plant, a quiet day provides a structure for prayer to grow and deepen. 

Ash Wednesday invites the Church to a season of "self-examination and repentance" and by adopting practices that aid in renewal. These are monumental interior tasks of the spirit. And we are not meant to do them alone without support or care. 

This offering is a gentle opportunity to help Christians heed the invitation of the Church to a new "right beginning" by practices of prayer, self-examination, meditation on God's Word, and silence. 

We expect those from the wider community will participate with us and this is a blessing. 

Got questions? See below at FAQ below


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Here is what you can expect the day to look like:

All things are optional. 
You are free to engage any of these offerings in any way.

The Lower Chapel will be available all day for private prayer (except when used for services) 

9:00 am

Morning Prayer
with Reflection #1

lower chapel

quiet service of Morning Prayer with a reflection to start the day. 

11:00 am

Lectio Divina

lower classroom

Practice engaging scripture in a contemplative way. In this offering we will sit with the texts for Ash Wednesday and prayerfully listen, reflect, and have conversation.  

12:15 pm

Holy Eucharist 
with imposition of ashes

main church 

Proper Liturgy of Ash Wednesday in the context of the Holy Eucharist with music. 

1:30 pm 

Simple Lunch

Norman Mason Hall (Fellowship Hall)
Simple lunch of soup and bread with a shared reflection from a Christian writer

Let us know youre coming
freewill offering  

3:00 pm

Prayerful Art

Location: TBD

Creativity and art are ways in which we can practice prayer and participate in the creative action of God. All are welcome to join us for this fun offering where we approach God together, be still, and allow the Spirit to make something beautiful through us. 

All abilities and skill levels welcome!

to cover cost of supplies, we do gently ask for a donation of any size 

4:15 pm

Evening Prayer
with Reflection #2

lower chapel

quiet service of Morning Evening prayer
and reflection to end the day

7:00 pm

Holy Eucharist 
with imposition of ashes

main church

Proper Liturgy of Ash Wednesday in the context of the Holy Eucharist with music. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to attend every event?

No! You are invited to attend as many or as little as you'd like.

Parishioners are encouraged to attend at least one Eucharistic liturgy this Holy Fast. 

Do I have to be Episcopalian?

Not at all!  Everyone is welcome to make use of these offerings. We have many different Christian traditions and expressions participate in our services. 

Where do I park?

We have two parking lots at the church. You are free to park in either one. 

Can I get in touch with someone about this? 

Father Josh would be happy to answer any questions you might have! 

Where do I sign up? 

Yay! You can do that here


145 West Springfield Road, Springfield, PA 19064, US