Steven Tillinghast stands inside St. John’s Cathedral in Denver, Colo. after the Ash Wednesday service on Feb. 18, 2015. The ashes are imposed during the ceremony as a declaration of faith. This service marks the beginning of Lent, a 40 day period of solemn reflection which culminates on Easter Sunday. It is one of the holiest periods in the Christian calendar.
Follow this link to an in-depth, interactive documentary on one of Christianity’s holiest seasons as told through the renowned St. John’s Cathedral in Denver, Colo.