Christians nationwide celebrate Easter Sunday

21 April, 2017, 16:56 | Author: Benny Bass
  • St Xavier’s Catholic Church in Kidima observed programs remembering the Last Supper and that of the crucifixion of the Christ

In addition to celebrating the occasion, Christians also take the opportunity to connect with each other in fellowship and churches organise celebrations which include Easter Egg hunting, involving chocolate Easter Eggs.

At St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, Francis lamented the horrors generated by war and hatred, delivering an Easter Sunday message that decried the "latest vile" attack in Syria - a bombing Saturday that killed more than a hundred people.

Ayokunle prayed to God to end the economic hardship as He rolled away the stone from the tomb of Jesus Christ.

The Easter lily, a symbol of the resurrection, traditionally decorates the chancel area of churches on this day and for the rest of Eastertide.

Easter baskets are nice with all the chocolate candy or special toys and the fun of hearing kids talk about where they found their baskets always brings a smile to my face. But even if the weather isn't the greatest, I still love Easter because it is so much more than candy and new clothes, dinner and Easter egg hunts, family gatherings and coming together as a community to praise God for His gift to us.

"On this Easter, I think about the unconditional love that Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, had for us to the extent that He gave His life for our salvation on Good Friday".

"Welcome the love of God into your life", Cardinal DiNardo said.

According to recent studies about 80 percent of Americans are celebrating the Easter holiday and more than 50 percent of Americans are expected to attend Easter mass today.

Wendorf said Easter is "the critical event upon which our Christian faith is built upon".

Sometimes we really need to be reminded of that.

The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is described in the New Testament and the festival marked for the day is called Easter.

"We turned it into a big celebration - we set up the chairs in a big rectangle facing the communion table".

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