Does anyone get ashes on Ash Wedensday? Do you do "Ashes to Go" or a more traditional service, and which do you like better? The past couple of years, I've been following Ash Wednesday on the Episcopal Church facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/episcopalian?ref=hl). It's interesting - people post pictures of where they get their ashes, and it helps me to feel connected to a larger faith community. This year, I'm going to post a picture of where I get my ashes, too - anyone else want to join me?
Ashes to Go is a movement that has been becoming more popular as a way to give people who may not be able to get to a church on Ash Wednesday a way to observe the day and profess their faith - it's pretty interesting: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/21/ashes-to-go-on-ash-wednes_n_1291070.html
I do enjoy going to a traditional Ash Wednesday service, but I would be curious to see Ashes to Go in action and maybe get my ashes that way & see what it's like.