Christians celebrate Easter across conflict-torn Mideast

Posted April 18, 2017

Morning Prayer services were conducted on Sunday.Churches were adorned with candles, rice lights, flowers and colour eggs on Easter Sunday. During the Easter season Jesus is highlighted more by churches than at any other time of year other than maybe Christmas.

The Christian Community of Sahowala, Begowala, Bhopalwala, Baddokay Cheema, Dandpur Kharolian, Sahibkay Cheema, Malkhanwala, Dhanawali and other villages of tehsil Sambrial also celebrated Easter with religious fervour. Across the world, Orthodox Christians are celebrating Easter, commemorati. The whole relationship with Christianity is that point.

In a special Easter Message to Nigerians, Senator Tinubu said Jesus Christ died for mankind.

According to recent studies about 80 percent of Americans are celebrating the Easter holiday and more than 50 percent of Americans are expected to attend Easter mass today. The Holy Sepulchre is located in east Jerusalem, occupied by Israel in 1967 and later annexed.

As many as 60,000 gathered in Rome to hear Pope Francis' Easter Sunday message decrying the attack on civilians in Syria.

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As in Catholicism and some Protestant churches, Orthodox Easter is preceded by a 40-day period of fasting and reflection known as Lent.

He 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. We must not live in fear, depression or like those who do not know that Christ is risen. The faithful, including women and children, thronged churches to attend midnight mass. It is a reconstruction of the cathedral that was destroyed by explosion under dictator Josef Stalin. He also lamented the falling birth rate in Serbia as "a reason to cry and weep, but also an alarm".

Then came the Schism of 1054, which led to formation of the Roman Catholic and the Eastern Orthodox churches.

He also prayed for Ukraine and Europe.