Ashes to Go offered on Wednesday

Miranda GreerMar 01, 2017

Ash Wednesday - the tradition of marking the sign of the cross with ashes on foreheads marks the beginning of the Lenten season for Christians.

David's United Church of Christ in Kettering is offering "Ashes To Go" for the sixth year.

- St. Mary's in Tuxedo Episcopal Church will take Ash Wednesday to the streets on Wednesday, March 1.

"We looked at the situation on the ground.People and families are on the move all the time", Fr Mooney told the paper.

The service will being at noon, however, ashes will be imposed until 1:00 p.m.

"We talk about Christmas and Easter as certainly being the most sacred and most attended events during the year, but Ash Wednesday is not even a day of obligation". Anyone can go to the church's parking lot, receive their ashes and be on their way.

"I think it's really important for the church to respond to the intolerance and culture of fear that is being created especially toward LGBTQ people" said April Gutierrez, Berry United Methodist Pastor.

He said although Lent was a penitential season, it was also a joyful season. The "Glitter Ash Wednesday" initiative was created by the NY faith-based organization "Parity".

He pointed out the need to practice abstinence, fasting and constant prayers in observing the Ash Wednesday and every Friday of Lent.

The somber occasionbegins a 40-day period when Christians are asked to think about the central belief of their faith: the death and resurrection of Jesus, said the Rev. Donald Senior, president emeritus of the Catholic Theological Union based in Chicago.

"It reminds us that we come from dust, and to dust we shall return", he said.

Related Articles:

« Previous article
Next article »

Popular Pages

'Phenomenal right now': How the White House sees US-Mexico relations
Customs and Border Protection boats in a river that already serves as a geographical barrier between the neighboring countries. Mexico relies on the United States as a trading partner, sending 80 per cent of its exports to its northern neighbour.

Suspect says she was paid $124 to apply deadly nerve agent
North Korea has denied involvement in the killing and said it does not trust Malaysian police to conduct a proper investigation . It was unclear if those four were the four North Korean spies cited by South Korea's intelligence agency.

Huawei reveals the P10
On top of that, there are the standard stainless steel versions of the phone that come in green, silver, gold or rose gold. The P10 carries a 5.1-inch 1080p display much like a year ago , whilst the Plus has a larger 5.5-inch 1440p screen.

Body Of Russian UN Ambassador Returned To Moscow
General Assembly will schedule a special meeting to pay tribute to him. "He is an outstanding example of a diplomat", Liu said. Ambassador Churkin, who held a Ph.D in History, served as Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2006.

What to expect from Joe Schmidt's Ireland team announcement
I think on Saturday based on how things have gone in the past we'll probably see both players in some stage of the game". He hasn't played since he went off injured after 21 minutes of Leinster's Champions Cup tie in Castres on January 20.

Iraqi forces take control of Mosul airport
Another special forces officer said IS targeted the advancing troops with a suicide auto bomb and dozens of bombs dropped from a drone.

Formula One is a bit outdated: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton
Every now and then I have a thought about what I will do afterwards. I was hooked even more than I was when I'd watched it on TV.

Joseph Wapner, Judge on 'The People's Court,' Dies at 97
He heard thousands of cases during his 12 years on the show, according to the entertainment website TMZ . Wapner leaves behind two other children and a wife, Mickey, whom he married in 1946 at the age of 27.

Buffett's firm says 4Q profit up 15 percent on investments
Berkshire said those operating earnings totaled $1.78 per Class B share. On Saturday, Buffett said he has "no doubt" he will win the bet.

Apple Watch Series 3: New Touch Panel And Theater Mode Expected
The Series 3 Watch would be manufactured by Quanta, the same company responsible for the original and current Watch models. Reports also state that the shipments of the new displays will happen in the latter half of this year.