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Ashes to Go offers ministry without a church building

(WTOL) - Ash Wednesday is just a day away, and many people are planning where they will attend the service commemorating the first day of Lent. 

The tradition on Ash Wednesday is to place blessed ashes on the foreheads of churchgoers in the shape of the cross. 

The ashes represent repentance and mortality, things Catholics and other Christians reflected on during the Lenten season. 

In a different spin on Ash Wednesday, the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio is taking the ashes outside of the church with Ashes to Go. 

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Ashes to Go event​

The Episcopal Diocese of Ohio is offering “Ashes to Go on Wednesday.” Ash Wednesday is the first of the 40 days of Lent. It is named for the tradition of placing blessed ashes on the foreheads of worshipers. The ashes serve as a sign of penitence, a reminder of mortality, and they are frequently imposed with the sign of the cross.

For the full article visit the Vindicator's website.

Ash Wednesday; Valley locations offering ashes on the go

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Ashes are being offered to go at a few locations around the valley.

The first stop was at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Ashes were presented there Wednesday morning. To read the full article visit WKBN's website.

Ashes to Go takes tradition beyond church walls

Bowling Green State University freshman Jacob Branstiter, of Marysville, receives ashes from the Rev. Jeffry Bunke of Perrysburg's St. Timothy's Episcopal Church.

To read the full article visit the Sentinel-Tribune's website.