Catholic Churches all over the world, Receive Ash on Their Foreheads as a Sign of Repentance, To Commence the Lent Season

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The journey to the biggest Christian celebration of the year, Easter, has begun.

Nigerian Christians today, March 1st, joined their counterparts all over the world to commence the Lent season which marks the beginning of the 2017 40-day fasting and prayers in preparation for Easter.

 

 

During Lent, Christians often engage in intensive praying, abstinence, fasting, alms giving and reading the Bible everyday.

Catholic Churches all over the world,  receive ash on their foreheads as a sign of repentance and a reminder that we all come from ash and will someday return to ash.

 

Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Adewale Martins at the Holy Cross Cathedral,’Osu said.
According to him , at this period of lent, we are all expected to draw nearer to God by constant prayer, forsaking sins and being at peace with our fellow men.
“It is a season of renewal of our faith in our creator by renouncing all fleshy desires that tend to weigh us down and purifying our spirit for the greater glory of God.
“But it should not just end at this lent season. Our prayer is that the fruit of the season will continue to germinate and bear more fruits in our daily lives. He said

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