Faithful receive ashes at St. Peter's Episcopal Church on 1st day of Lent
Dozens received ashes at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Clifton Wednesday morning to mark the start of Lent.
The Ash Wednesday tradition is considered a reminder of mortality.
The practice goes back thousands of years, to the time of Moses.
"Ashes are a sign of penitence," says Rev. Peter De Franco. "If you read the Hebrew scriptures, they are regularly cited as...