Ash Wednesday marked in the Lowcountry

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church Pastor Brad Gray makes the sign of the cross from ashes on the forehead of Amy Jones in the parking lot of the West Ashley church Wednesday morning. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is a season of penance, reflection and fasting which prepares Christians for Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Ash Wednesday is observed by many Western Christians, including Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists, Anglicans and Presbyterians.