The season of Lent - the traditional period of penance and self reflection begins today - with Ash Wednesday.
Ash Wednesday is celebrated with services in which the faithful are marked with an ash cross on the forehead. The season of Lent ends with Good Friday and Easter.
Here are some Ash Wednesday services around Northport and East Northport:
Trinity Episcopal Church: Ash Wednesday services will be at 8am, 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.
St. Philip Neri: Masses: 9 a.m. and 12 p.m., Services: 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Christ Lutheran Church: Noon imposition of ashes, 7:30 p.m. Worship w/Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes
St. Anthony of Padua: Ashes will be blessed and distributed at the 6:45 a.m. – 9 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Masse, and again at the 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Services.