Today Is Ash Wednesday In Christendom
Written by on March 2, 2022
Today Is Ash Wednesday In Christendom,It’s a forty-day period of self-examination and fasting that marks the beginning of Lenten season of spiritual preparation before Easter
Speaking on the significance of the season, The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Reverend Paulinus Ezeokafor says Ash Wednesday which marks the beginning of Lent is a time Christians embark on self-introspection.
Speaking to News men in his office at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Awka Most Reverend Ezeokafor maintained that Ash Wednesday is a time Christians refine their life as the followers of Jesus Christ.
He charged Christians to humble themselves and live the life of penance in order to be with Christ on the last day and reminded Christians of the need to love one another in addition to remembering the poor in their midst which is the hallmark of a Christian Life.
IN THE SAME VEIN, the Archdeacon, Adazi-Ani Archdeaconry and Vicar Saint Jude’s Church Adazi-Ani, Venerable Chris Nkem-Okafor said that on Ash Wednesday, they mark Christians the sign of Christ in their foreheads, reminding them that they are dust and unto dust, they shall return and they should live a holy and righteous life so as to join Christ on the last day.