Easter holiday rooted in Christian faith

Easter holiday rooted in Christian faith

Families will be gathering for picnics and barbecues.

For 2,000 years Easter is accompanied by holy fire, which inexplicably lights up in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, Israel.

Good Friday is observed by Christians as the day which the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ is commemorated in the church.

"The Easter season is regarded as the highest point in the Catholic Church's liturgical season", said Father Larry Klein, the reverend at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Harlingen.

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I realize that even as I write this there are people who feel hopeless, who don't feel God's love in the midst of their troubled lives.

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has called on Christians and all Nigerians to use this year's Easter celebration to reflect on its significance in the life of the nation.

Thousands of worshippers flocked to Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the site where Christians believe Jesus was crucified and resurrected.

"Let us not ask ourselves who will change our nations for the better".

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"It overpowers even death, and because of Christ's resurrection from the dead we, too, are given the gift of life eternal".

"My own denomination, the Nigerian Baptist Convention are gathering in Abuja for a whole week beginning from this weekend to seek the face of our God for Nigeria, her people and our leaders".

President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Dr Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, has assured Nigerians that the power of resurrection will not only end the menace of corruption but bring the economy out of the woods very soon. Welcome the love of God into your life.

Hollywood, MD- Today is Easter Sunday, one of the most celebrated days among Christians around the world.

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It's the churches 8th annual hunt, hosted by the Knights of Columbus, who say it's a fun way to get the family together and educate children about the importance of the Easter holiday.

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