At the Holy Sepulcher, the Ash Wednesday Mass was celebrated by Father Fergus Clarke and concelebrated by the Franciscans, custodians of the shrines of the land of Jesus.
In Jerusalem, on this Ash Wednesday, Father Fergus Clarke presided over the Eucharistic Celebration in the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher.
The Mass, concelebrated by the Franciscans, custodians of the shrines of the land of Jesus, was held in the place where, according to tradition, Christ was buried and rose again!
The Mass was an expression of the faith of the people, who, by receiving the imposition of ashes, testified to their longing to the conversion and recalled that “We came from dust and to dust we will return.”
During the homily, Father Fergus compared Christians who are preparing for Easter to an athlete training to participate in the Olympic Games.