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Offering Ashes to Go downtown

Naomi Calkins-Golter, of Rosalia, didn’t have time to go an Ash Wednesday service this morning.

She’s a working mom, and her kids had a half-day of school, so when she saw clergy imposing ashes outside Riverpark Square, she was quick to walk over and ask for a blessing.

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Spokane area Ash Wednesday services

On Wednesday many Christians will mark the beginning of the Lenten Season by having ashes placed on their foreheads as a sign of repentance and as a reminder of the shortness of human life.

Catholic writer Thomas Merton once said Ash Wednesday, “… is for people who know that it means for their soul to be logged with these icy waters: all of us are such people, if only we can realize it.”

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Spokane Ash Wednesday, Lent listings

Next week marks the beginning of the Lenten season for Western churches. Traditionally the season is kicked off with pancake suppers on Shrove Tuesday (pancakes are eaten because many people refrain from the food's main ingredients — sugar, flour and eggs — during Lent). Then, on Ash Wednesday, many Christians …

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