Episcopal Priests Offer “Ashes To Go” As Lent Begins

Episcopal Priests Offer “Ashes To Go” As Lent Begins

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More than 70 Episcopal parishes in 18 states will bring Ash Wednesday to the streets, kicking off the Lenten season with a twist.

They’ll offer the Christian sign of repentance — a smudged cross of ashes on the forehead — to anyone who seeks it in train stations, coffee shops and other public spots.

Dubbed Ashes to Go, it’s a contemporary spin on the Ash Wednesday practice followed chiefly in Episcopal, Anglican, Catholic and Lutheran denominations.”

Wow, even an ancient Christian Lenten faith practice has gone 21st century!

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