LI Christians observe Ash Wednesday

Lent is the holiest season for Christians and lasts for 40 days in preparation for Easter. ­ (3/5/14)

WOODBURY - Long Island Christians marked the beginning of Lent today by getting ashes on their forehead in the shape of a cross. 

Wednesday marked Ash Wednesday, and the ashes are a symbol of repentance and reflection. 

Lent is the holiest season for Christians and lasts for 40 days in preparation for Easter. 

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