No time for church, 'Ashes to Go' helps believers observe Ash Wednesday
It was for those who couldn't get to church, or dare visit one, that Rev. Robert Berra stood on a street corner in downtown Phoenix with a small pot of ashes in his hands.
He offered a chance to participate in the Christian tradition of Ash Wednesday standing next to a sign that said: "Ashes to Go." An associate priest at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Berra prayed with people who wanted it and smudged their foreheads with ashes as a reminder of mortality.
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