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It would be quite hard for most to briefly sum up all the work that Father Joseph Pickard has done for St. John of the Divine Episcopal Church and the Hasbrouck Heights community.

The Newark chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) hosted the annual Absalom Jones Day celebration On Sunday, February 12 at Trinity & St. Philip's Cathedral in Newark. This annual event celebrates the life and ministry of the Rev. Absalom Jones, the first black person to be ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church.

An Episcopal News Service video of the Rev. Sandye Wilson, Rector of St. Andrew & Holy Communion in South Orange, giving "Ashes to Go" at the South Orange Train Station on Feb. 22, 2012.

About 20 Episcopal priests fanned out throughout North Jersey and stationed themselves at commuter train stations, bus stops and coffee shops as part of Ash Wednesday services.

Commuters outside Newark Penn Station received holy 'Ashes to Go' from the Rt. Rev. Mark Beckwith, Bishop of Newark, in observance of Ash Wednesday on Feb. 22, 2012. Nine photos by Aristide Economopoulos of The Star-Ledger.

Members of Fort Lee’s Church of the Good Shepherd tried something new Wednesday morning, taking part in what they were calling “Ashes to Go” in celebration of Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.

Dozens of people took time from the hustle and bustle of their morning commute today at the Frank R. Lautenberg train station in Secaucus to receive blessed ashes, marking the start of the Christian holy season of Lent.

Bishop Mark Beckwith, Canon Greg Jacobs and clergy and lay people in at least 20 towns in northern New Jersey distributed "Ashes to Go" at train stations, bus stops and other public locations. Here are some of the photos they shared with us.

Clergy and lay members of Episcopal churches across the state will hit the streets on Wednesday, Feb. 22, to distribute ashes to mark the start of the Christian holy season of Lent.

In a Star-Ledger op-ed, Bishop Beckwith, Rabbi Matthew D. Gewirtz of Temple B’Nai Jeshurun in Millburn and Bishop E. Roy Riley Jr. of the New Jersey Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, join together to make a faith-based case for marriage equality in New Jersey: