Monday, February 05, 2024

Ash Wednesday Services and 'Two-Minute Ashes' on the Quad

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The Chapel will hold two services with imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday, February 14, at 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. The guest preacher at the services will be Casey Stanton, who has spent over a decade working in the field of social concerns ministries within parish life and as part of broader, faith-based coalitions. A graduate of Duke Divinity School, she most recently served as adult faith formation minister at Immaculate Conception parish in Durham and is now co-director of Discerning Deacons, an organization committed to the active discernment of the Catholic Church about women and ordination to the diaconate.

Additionally, ministers with Duke Chapel and the Duke Catholic Center will offer "two-minute ashes" on the quad in front of the Chapel from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Also on February 14, the Duke Catholic Center will hold an Ash Wednesday Mass in Duke Chapel at 12-noon and then two more Masses at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the Divinity School's Goodson Chapel.

During Lent, the Chapel is displaying a set of Stations of Cross paintings by the artist Margaret Adams Parker. The series of fourteen panels depicts Christ’s journey to the cross with contemporary figures rendered in muted browns. Parker focuses in these paintings on Christ’s strength in the face of suffering and the intimacy of his encounters with others on his Via Dolorosa (“Way of Suffering”).