Ashes To Go – Bringing The Faith To The People


This year the beginning of Lent marked the day when the clergy of the church came to the people of Manhasset and the City of New York.

: Rev. Allison Moore of Christ Church at the Manhasset train station

March 6 to Christians around the world marked the beginning of Lent. Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of the lenten period and ends six weeks later. It is a solemn religious observance in the Christian liturgical calendar before Easter Sunday. This event is observed in the Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Lu

The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer for Easter through prayer, doing penance, repentance of sins, almsgiving, and self-denial.

Yesterday, worshipers gathered in churches but were also met at the train stations and the subways to receive ashes. All the major news stations covered with a segment on the nightly news.

With the world constantly on the go, the clergy have decided to make things easier and be where the people are. Many stood online to receive the ashes because they would be unable to make the services during their hectic work day. It is obvious to see that the people have Faith.

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


  1. Thank you Christ Episcopal Church Manhasset for bringing Ashes to Go to the Manhaset train station! This was such a beautiful way to start Lent.


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