Long Island Christians mark Ash Wednesday

March 6 marked Ash Wednesday, which means the start of Lent for Christians on Long Island and around the world.

News 12 Staff

Mar 6, 2019, 5:14 PM

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Long Island Christians mark Ash Wednesday
March 6 marked Ash Wednesday, which means the start of Lent for Christians on Long Island and around the world.
Many Christians will get ashes in the form of a cross on their foreheads.
The ashes, which are made from palms burned on last year's Palm Sunday, symbolize repentance.
Lent is the 40 days before Easter, a period of atonement and reflection.
Pope Francis celebrated Ash Wednesday at one of the Seven Hills of Rome. He received his ashes at the Basilica of Saint Sabina.


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