St. George's Episcopal Church brings Ash Wednesday to Virginia Square Metro.
A group from St. George's Episcopal Church in Arlington brought Ash Wednesday to busy commuters outside the Virginia Square Metro Station. About 20 of the faithful received the ashes during the church's morning shift, with a slower crowd in the evening due to rain. This is the second year the church has put on the event. Volunteers also distribute ashes outside the Clarendon Metro Station. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent.
St. George's Episcopal Church to assist busy commuters interested in observing Ash Wednesday.
Busy Catholics in Arlington can get their ashes to go this Ash Wednesday. A group from St. George’s Episcopal Church in Arlington will be distributing ashes in the Virginia Square Metro Plaza, according to a news release from the church. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. Representatives of the church will offer the ashes to anyone who wants them from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. One does not have to be a particular religion to receive the ashes. The church had a similar program in 2012. (See: Church Offers 'Ashes to Go' at Virginia Square Metro from 2012.)
Today: St. George's Episcopal Church will offer ashes, devotional books to all who wish to receive them.
In honor of Ash Wednesday, St. George's Episcopal Church is bringing "Ashes to Go" to the Virginia Square Metro station for morning and evening commuters. The church, which is about a block away, will have a presence at the Metro plaza at about 8:15 a.m., just after its morning service, and about 5 p.m., in advance of its evening service. Ashes will be offered to all who wish to receive them, according to a news release. Lenten devotional books also will be handed out to anyone who would like one. It's the first time the church has tried this, said the Rev. Sharon Sykes Williams, rector of St. George's Episcopal. The practice began in the Chicago area. Williams said to her knowledge, St. George's is the first church in the area to try this…