The Christian season of Lent at Georgetown begins with Ash Wednesday services in Dahlgren Chapel beginning at 8:00 a.m, and concluding with a 9:30 p.m. service. 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.
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.