The Christian season of Lent at Georgetown begins with Ash Wednesday services in nearly every chapel on campus beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the Hospital Chapel and concluding with a 9:30 p.m. service in Dahlgren Chapel. Throughout the day, ashes are dispensed on the main campus, medical campus and law campus, at Catholic Masses and Protestant ecumenical services, and upon request of a Catholic or Protestant chaplain.
During the season, students, faculty and staff are invited to come together in Dahlgren Chapel for a special service based on themes evocative of the Lenten journey. Members of the university community are invited to offer brief reflections on relevant scripture passages, sacred music or art from the University's Special Collections.
As an aid to individual spiritual preparation for Easter, the Lent Daily Devotional offers brief reflections and prayers written by students, faculty, staff, and alumni drawn from the University's Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Christian communities. Each morning, an email is sent to subscribers containing the day's reflection and prayer, and links to daily scripture readings. Thousands of members of the Georgetown community around the world participate in this digital retreat.
The dramatic liturgies of Holy Week present opportunities to come together and participate in the Passion and Resurrection of Our Lord. All members of the Georgetown community regardless of faith tradition are invited to join us in these Lenten activities.