HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Several Harrisburg congregations were part of a national movement to mark the heads of people with ashes at the Capitol in honor of Ash Wednesday.
It's called Ashes-To-Go and it's for people who may have lost their connection to church or haven't participated in Ash Wednesday before.
Ash Wednesday marks the start of the holy season of Lent. Christians are asked to repent their wrongdoings and look for God's forgiveness. Members of the group said it's important for Christians to make it to this event.
Jennifer Crist, a seminarian, said, "When they come to us, they're taking a moment to pause from their daily routine and to spend a little time thinking about the journey of the passion of Jesus."
This was the first Ashes-To-Go at the Capitol and participating congregations hope to do it again next year.