Christians celebrate Easter across conflict-torn Mideast

Nenshi at Easter service

Nenshi at Easter service

Mary Lee Francis, 34, said she had been attending similar church services for more than 20 years. And this story has been spread among Jewish people to this day.

Judith Bland was part of the Central Baptist Church congregation that decorated a cross with flowers to celebrate Easter.

The Holy Week is celebrated by Christians who observe Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday prior to Easter Sunday.

"For some people, Easter is just a holiday that celebrates the end of winter and the beginning of spring", Bell 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. She said she comes to church on Easter because she feels thankful to God.

This year they had chose to bring it back and Knox said they had asked the congregation to bring along flowers to add to it.

Christians throughout the world celebrate Sunday as the highest, most holy day of the year - Easter, the day in which the faithful mark the resurrection of Christ. Privott said the historical events that lie behind Easter give meaning to the life of a Christian.

Shafer will tell his church members to try to imagine what it was like going to the tomb and discovering that it was empty. There seems to be so much left unfinished in our lives today.

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Fans also got to the see the statue of Aaron, which shows the moment of impact during his home run that broke Babe Ruth's record. Teheran proved he could hit as well as Chacin with his own single, giving Atlanta the last run they would need for the evening.

"As we put our faith in Christ, should we change the way we are thinking, living and treating others?"

While some people ate Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies, a New Plymouth church brought back an Easter tradition over the weekend.

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.

"It is the highpoint of our religion".

Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, representing Lagos Central Senatorial District, on Sunday felicitated with Christians at Easter, saying it was another opportunity to redeem the nation from the throes of challenges that had plagued her. The agony he went through for us is incredible.

"And the angel answered and said unto the women, fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified". The resurrection is a foundational truth upon which Christianity stands.

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