Easter holiday rooted in Christian faith

Mary Lee Francis, 34, said she had been attending similar church services for more than 20 years.

It's the message of Easter that resonates with me and reminds me over and over again why Easter is one of those holidays that is special not because of the food or traditions, but because of the message.

He urged Christians to always seek peace in commemoration of the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter is part of Holy Week according to Christian faith, which started from Palm Sunday followed by Good Friday celebrations and ended up with Easter which Christian considers most important religious event after Christmas.

"The significance of Easter is it reflects hope that there is life beyond this world".

Recognising the celebrations, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak took to Twitter today to wish Christians in the country a "Happy Easter". Many of us who call ourselves Christian applauded - either publicly or secretly - President Donald Trump's use of cruise missiles on a Syrian military airbase. "The rest of the day will be for visiting and hosting friends and relatives", said Michael Biswas, a resident of Surendra Sarkar Road in Entally.

Archbishop Stanley Ntagali preaches to Christians during the Easter service at All Saints Cathedral, Nakasero. This year, Easter is on Sunday, April 16. The resurrection of Christ was announced at the stroke of midnight at churches and special prayers and services were held to mark the occasion.

Happy Easter to all Christians living in Pakistan and overseas. "The power of Christ's Cross and Resurrection is greater than any evil which man could or should fear", he wrote. "People who don't regularly come understand this is central to our faith", said the Rev. Eric Shafer, pastor of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Tyrone.

He said the lessons learnt from Easter should serve as a springboard for every Nigerian to rise above the challenges that the country is being confronted with. And that's what Easter does - gently or powerfully - that Jesus died on the cross not because God wasn't in control, but because He was - and still is.

On Easter, Christians around the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

  • Salvatore Jensen