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Lenten observers take their Ashes to Go

Lenten observers take their Ashes to Go

Leta Dunham got her breakfast order to go at a Roland Avenue Starbucks Wednesday morning: a grande triple skim latte in her cup and, on her forehead, an ashen reminder that we are all destined to become dust. Dunham was among Ash Wednesday observers who took advantage of Ashes to Go, a service offered by area Episcopal and Methodist churches at more than a dozen spots around the city and nearby counties, part of a national movement that began with an Episcopal church in St. Louis in 2007. The practice seeks to bring the Lenten season ritual to the people, rather than waiting for them to come to church. "It's a little more convenient, but why not?" said Dunham, who...

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