Early morning ashes to go (VIDEO)

By Brooke Rayford

In the early morning hours, Pastor Dwayne Grant and members of Xperience Church stood outside the 63rd Red Line stop, in below-20-degree weather, offering Ash Wednesday blessings for those “on the go.”

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This is the third year Pastor Grant has celebrated the Christian holy day outside a South/West side CTA station. He says it is a perfect way to connect with people in communities like Englewood, by offering a little blessing for residents as they commute to work or school.

Photo at top: Brooke Rayford/Medill