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Ash Wednesday is a very important day in the liturgical calendar of the catholic Faith. This day is strictly observed by our school. Ash Wednesday opens Lent, a season of fasting and prayer. Ash Wednesday takes place 40 days before Easter Sunday, and is chiefly observed by Catholics, although many other Christians observe it too.

Ash Wednesday comes from the ancient Jewish tradition of penance and fasting. The practice includes the wearing of ashes on the head. The ashes symbolize the dust from which God made us. As the priest applies the ashes to a person's forehead, he speaks the words: "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return."

Alternatively, the priest may speak the words, "Repent and believe in the Gospel."

This year's ash Wednesday mass was led by Rev. Fr. Iha of Holy Ghost Cathedral. 

Below are images from our Ash Wednesday mass that was also attended by pupils from Aga Khan Primary & High School - Mombasa


Also read 2017 Ash Wednesday Celebrated at Loreto Convent Mombasa


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