Christians celebrate Easter across conflict-torn Mideast
Christians celebrate Easter across conflict-torn Mideast
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18 April, 2017, 02:59
This year, the Orthodox churches celebrate Easter on the same Sunday that Roman Catholics and Protestants mark the holy festival.
Easter Sunday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ was celebrated with religious fervour in the city. Special prayers were offered at the churches for the stability and prosperity of the country at the churches. Then twelve candles are lit and these are taken round the rest of the church lighting the other candles. People exchanged wishes, Easter cards and gifts on the occasion.
In New York, a few thousand people packed St. Patrick's Cathedral, where Cardinal Timothy Dolan told worshippers to remember that even though things may seem bleak at times, Easter brings the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, showing how "God has the last word".
Mr Ledua said Easter was also a day that saw a significant increase in church attendances as Christians came out from their busy schedule to be part of the important event in the Christian history.
Easter also marked the end of the Holy Week of prayers and penitence recalling the final phase of Christ's life from his arrest and crucifixion, followed by resurrection. "Easter gives spiritual power to work, accept the discipline, and make sacrifice", he added.
"An Easter breakfast and service were held early this morning at CMC which was well-attended".
As per the Christian traditions, in some churches the service starts in darkness.
More than one mass was held in prominent churches, for the benefit of people speaking English and Telugu.
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