Published: Mon, April 17, 2017
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Devotees throng churches across country for Easter celebrations

Devotees throng churches across country for Easter celebrations

Easter gives hope for tomorrow, as after the winter comes spring. Now Christmas is most commonly recognized as the birth of the Christ or the Messiah.

Now they could "understand the Scripture", could teach us what he had told them - that he was "the stone which the builders rejected", which the psalm prophesies his resurrection and exaltation (see Luke 20:17; Matthew 21:42; Acts 4:11).

He called on the people of the state to re-dedicate themselves to the service of the state as they reflect on the ideals of Good Friday and Easter celebration.

The question posed is one of the great questions of life. Our hearts can be filled with gladness as hearts rejoice and sing. Wish you a happy and peaceful easter greetings. For Christians it's the the day Jesus descended to Hell before his Resurrection. The next time when the two Churches share Easter celebrations will not occur until 2025.

Jesus doesn't give you the option of avoiding your responsibility. The Bible teaches us that the only way that we can inherit everlasting life is through the gift of God's grace, and it is only by God's grace that he sent His son to die on the cross to save sinners.

This Sunday we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. In the hearing for the driver, the father pleaded that the judge give him the minimum sentence, because he saw him "as a person who was more than that one bad act". No one is excluded from Christianity.

Church leaders said they don't have a facility to hold the church observance and all of the material needed was lost when the twister touched down. Thousands of people attend the Papal Mass in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican City, Italy.

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Fayemi said Easter symbolises sacrifice and service to God and humanity and urged Nigerians to emulate the life of Jesus Christ who laid down his life for mankind. "He also appeared before many people including his disciples!" he marvelled.

Churches have gotten into the "bunny game" and will use secular tradition to draw the crowds. In fact, the opposite was the case: The forces of evil had been defeated, death had been destroyed, and from that point onward human life would never be the same.

Chad: How do you as a pastor reach those people in the pews who don't often come to services at all?

In Kohima, the parishioners of Mary Help of Christian, Cathedral observed the day with Bishop of Kohima, Most Rev. Dr. James Thoppil as the main celebrant. That's why it was such a big deal back then. But they knew certain things, and one of them is simple.

Chad: How do you carry that message of joy through the year? He fell once, twice, three times, and rose again each time.

Did you know we are not supposed to eat eggs at all during Holy Week? "The tradition of wearing black cloak by men is abounded these days but the spirit of Good Friday has always been present to commutate the death of Jesus", she added. That first day of the week is the day that we worship.

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