We are expected to leave the church in silence and meditation. It is not a socializing time. For some reason the cross on my forehead felt heavy this year. Weird. I didn't manage to get home without smudging it so couldn't even take a picture. I don't know how long one is supposed to leave it on the forehead. I should have asked. I will wash it off before bed I guess.
It is also a period to let our light shine out in the world and be a blessing to others.