Where To Get Ashes To Go On Ash Wednesday In NY If You Can’t Make It To Church!

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Today is Ash Wednesday and the fasting day marks the first day of Lent, it serves as a mirror for the reported 40 days of fasting endured by Jesus Christ while preparing for the upcoming Easter holiday. The actual name of Ash Wednesday is derived from the blessing practiced on the day, ashes are made from palm branches that were blessed on the pervious year’s Palm Sunday, priests then place these ashes on the heads of faithful participants with blessing words, normally "Repent, and believe in the Gospel" or "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Receiving ashes are an essential part of claiming repentance, but sometimes it can be difficult to make your way to church in the middle of the average work day. For that reason, “Ashes To Go” was born, which brought the religious service out from behind church doors and into places that normally encounter during our average workday. “Ashes To Go” is convenient and easy, but still allow for faithful participants to mark the start of Lent. Check out the list below to discover when and where you can receive “Ashes To Go” in New York.

Bronx, NY

Christ Church Riverdale

christchurchriverdale.org

Where and when will you offer Ashes to Go?

7:00am – 8:00am #1 Subway Station at 242nd Street and Broadway Northbound Broadway Entrance

 

Floral Park, NY

St. Elisabeth’s Episcopal Church

christchurchriverdale.org

Where and when will you offer Ashes to Go?

7-9am, Floral Park Train Station, Inbound, by the escalator

 

Huntington Station, NY

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

Where and when will you offer Ashes to Go?

2/18 from 6-8 am at Long Island Railroad Huntington Station

 

Mamaronek, NY

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

www.saintthomasmmrk.org

Where and when will you offer Ashes to Go?

Mamaroneck Train Station Platform, 7 am – 8:15 am

 

New Hartford, NY

St. Stephens Episcopal Church

Where and when will you offer Ashes to Go?

Corner of Genesee St. & Oxford Rd @ Italian Chef parking lot from 12:30-1:30pm

 

Orchard Park, NY

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

http://stmarksop.org

Where and when will you offer Ashes to Go?

In our parking lot 7AM-8AM and 5PM-6PM (6595 East Quaker St) All are welcome!

 

Rhinebeck, NY

The Episcopal Church of the Messiah

www.rhinebeck-episcopal.org

Where and when will you offer Ashes to Go?

Rhinecliff Train Station 5:30am to 7:45 am. Will have ashes for anyone wishing to receive them traveling on first three trains to leave Rhinecliff going to New York.

 

Verona, NY

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

www.stpetersverona.org

Where and when will you offer Ashes to Go?

In our parking lot (4897 Old Oneida Rd) as “drive-through ashes” 6:30 am to 8:30 am.

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