Ashes to Go Movement Comes to Columbia

7 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, February 22 2012 Feb 22, 2012 Wednesday, February 22, 2012 6:35:00 AM CST February 22, 2012 in News
By: Megan Noe
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COLUMBIA - Some Missouri churches are bringing a modern twist to the centuries-old religious tradition of Ash Wednesday.

This year, for the first time in Mid-Missouri, Episcopal Campus Ministry and Missouri United Methodist Church are joining Episcopal churches in 17 states to offer "Ashes on the Go."

The idea is to offer the opportunity to receieve ashes in public places for those whose workday schedules don't afford time for a full service.

In Columbia, the groups will offer ashes from 10:40 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Speaker's Circle on the MU campus.

The movement began in St. Louis in 2007 and has since spread to cities across the country to many major cities, like Chicago and San Francisco.

 

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