Christians in Middle East observe Easter in face of war and conflict

18 April, 2017, 03:00 | Author: Kristopher Anderson

A lot of churches start the Easter Sunday celebrations at midnight on Easter Eve.

The Easter Vigil in Eastern Orthodoxy especially solemn: it is the first official celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus.

The day was observed with solemnity and prayers with special sermons on salvation.

Rev. Fr. Lerin Derose, Rector and Parish Priest of the Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Snows led the midnight mass.

After sunrise service, Christians took a round of the church while having lit candles in their hands.

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Easter Sunday is the most well-attended Sunday service of the year for Christian churches, as the Christians hold prayers and special ceremonies to mark the Easter week.

After the service, churchgoers also exchanged gifts. Upholding the traditional belief that the Christ rose from the dead on this day, numerous Christians, all over the world, observe holy masses, prayers and meditation, reflecting upon the good and bad of their character and temperament.

From decorating eggs to eating candy from pastel-colored Easter baskets, our favorite celebrities are celebrating Easter.

He said Jesus Christ, who was magnanimously selfless even to sacrifice his own life for the sake of fellow human beings, thus gave an example for humankind to understand that the divine love is eternal. Special holy mass was held in various prominent churches early in the morning. "The staff and students of CMC also collected money for the treatment of poor patients on this day of giving", revealed Micheal Luthra.

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