Ashes to Go at Hillsdale Train Station

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 6:30am to 7:30am
Ashes to Go

"Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return."

Ashes to Go - Ash Wednesday 2018 - Hillsdale, NJ Train Station

Come visit the folks of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on the morning of Wednesday, February 14th for Ashes to Go at the Hillsdale, NJ Train Station!  Whether you are on your way to work or you just want to start your Lenten Season with ashes, we are more than happy to accommodate you.


What is Ash Wednesday?

Ash Wednesday is a Christian holiday (holy day) that is not a biblical requirement (just like Christmas and Easter, which are not commanded in Scripture). Nevertheless, it has been honored by Christians for well over ten centuries, falling at the beginning of Lent, a six-week season of preparation for Easter. In the earliest centuries, Christians who had been stuck in persistent sin had ashes sprinkled on their bodies as a sign of repentance, even as Job repented “in dust and ashes” (Job 42:6). Around the tenth century, all believers began to signify their need for repentance by having ashes placed on their foreheads in the shape of a cross. Notice: even this sign of sinfulness hinted at the good news yet to come through its shape. Ash Wednesday is not some dour, depressing holy day because it symbolically anticipates Good Friday and Easter.