Street Savvy: Monument Circle
Where to find peace and quiet, exclusive concerts, and the best lunch in the heart of downtown.
This Ash Wednesday, as we live in an increasingly busied world (for better and worse), the pastors at Christ Church Cathedral are once again making it simple and easy to receive a Lenten blessing downtown. For the second straight year, they are presenting “Ashes on the Go” in front of their beautiful, historic parish, an opportunity to mark the beginning of Lent. Per the church’s website, “It is a time for introspection, reflection, renewal, and amendment of life. We receive the sign of the Cross in ash on our foreheads to remind ourselves both of our own mortality, and of God’s abundant grace and immortality that raises us to new life.”
Christ Church Cathedral’s long-running Strawberry Festival took over Monument Circle on Thursday, with tasty offerings and, even better, community-building results. “The crowd seemed more consistent throughout the day this year than in the past,” says Marcia Taylor, publicity chair for Cathedral Women. “It was around 3 o’clock or 3:30 before we noticed a lull in the lines.”