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Commuters Take Ash Wednesday ‘To Go’

Feb 11, 2016

Brandt_Ash_Wednesday_2016Commuters at the Huntington Long Island Railroad Station Wednesday morning may have noticed Rev. Joel Brandt holding a bible on the platform as he stood next to a sign that read "Ashes To Go."

 

"Many people won’t have time today to run into a church to get ashes at the beginning of this holy season," said Brandt, referencing Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent in the Western Christian Church. "And so we come to them."

 

Brandt, of the Gloria Dei Evangelical Lutheran Church in Huntington Station, said Ashes To Go is a worldwide movement that started in St. Louis in 2007, but has since "been catching on" in other areas. He said he brought the movement to the Huntington train station three years ago, and plans to continue doing so on a yearly basis.

 

Read the full article from the Long Islander News here