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Ash Wednesday: Cleric tasks Christians on pertinence

Christians have been reminded to observe the pillars of Lent and draw closer to God in truth and in spirit.

This was the submission of Saint Williams Cathedral Administrator, Reverend Father Alfred Azige as Christians mark Ash Wednesday.

 Father Azige, who spoke in Nassarawa on the significance of the day state, said Ash Wednesday prepares Christians for pertinence, prayer and fasting

Ash Wednesday is a Christian holy day of prayer and fasting and it is preceded by Shrove Tuesday and falls on the first day of Lent, the six weeks of penitence before Easter.

Ash Wednesday is traditionally observed by Western Christians especially the Catholics with an inscription of the cross on the forehead

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