Pakistani Christians Fast And Prayed For Peace And Persecuted Minorities

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Every church in the state holds special prayer services for Ash Wednesday. The Diocese of Lahore and Rawalpindi issues a message of peace and harmony.

A cross of ashes on a worshipper's forehead on Ash Wednesday
A cross of ashes on a worshipper’s forehead on Ash Wednesday

Today Pakistani Christians celebrated Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, with prayers and fasting. Masses and religious services are organized in all churches with a unique consideration for peace in a nation.

The Diocese of Lahore and Rawalpindi has issued a special message of peace and harmony for the whole community, memo with fastidious oblige the true meaning of the traditional event: fasting, privation, abandonment of worldly desires and the afflictions Jesus endured for 40 days in the desert, when deal with the devil’s temptations.

Parishes replenish the custom of the ashes, asking the community to “do more good” and not inhabit on the tribulations and obscurity of daily life.

On this day, every church opens its doors to the faithful. Many services held in conjunction with the first day of fasting and prayer in preparation for Easter.