I guess it's Ash Wednesday today? I noticed people with their ash crosses. That's crazy.
I've heard in some counries the ash is put on the foreheads in the shape of cross, but I've never seen this, since in Poland the ash is put on the top of the head, and, is somebody asks for it, into prayerbook or Bible too.
And the ashes come from burned palms from the previous Palm Sunday.
Is this the maximum distance between our Easter dates?
Yes. So sad for such families like mine (me being Orthodox and mother RC, father is Orthodox but he appears at home only a few times per year, and my sister used to be RC and now she doesn't know what is she, the rest of the family is in quarrel).
If Pascha is on the same day, or the difference is only 1 week, I usually attend this serivce with my mother, as it's quite nice.