Get Your Ashes to Go Across D.C.

Churches offer ashes at Metro station

You may see another line forming at some Metro stations Wednesday. It’s not because of track work or escalator problems, but because of Ash Wednesday.

The Episcopal Diocese of Washington says it is bringing the tradition of marking a cross of ashes on believer’s foreheads to train stations, Metro stops, and street corners across the area. It’s called “Ashes to Go.”

The distribution of ashes marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter Sunday..

See the map below for the "Ashes to Go" location near you.

View Ashes-to-Go locations 2014 in a larger map

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