Ash Wednesday: Christians mark holy day of prayer(11 images)
Christians around the United States celebrate Ash Wednesday, a holy day of prayer and fasting that marks the first day of Lent. Worshipers at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City and a drive-through ritual in Manchester, Mo., are among those receiving ash on their foreheads.
A nun leaves St. Patrick's Cathedral after receiving ashes for Ash Wednesday in New York City on February 22, 2023. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI