BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Ash Wednesday will look different for Christians pariticpating this year.
For Catholics, the instructions came straight from the Vatican on how they will be distributed this year.
Ashes, in English-speaking countries, are typically placed on the forehead in the sign of the cross by a pastor as a representation of death and repentance.
But, this year, they’ll be placed on the crown of the head in silence after being blessed by the priest.
You can watch a demonstration from Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica here.