Christians celebrate Easter across conflict-torn Mideast

Christians celebrate Easter across conflict-torn Mideast

Many Russian citizens visit cemeteries on Easter Sunday - the day of Jesus Christ's resurrection - to pay tribute to their late ancestors.

Though the Christian community has been struggling for long to maintain its existence in the Middle East, the members have celebrated Easter Sunday whole-heartedly. The good news of Easter tells us that wherever we look, regardless of what day it is, Jesus is there, waiting to be seen, waiting for our eyes to open and see new life and new possibilities. "We have been going through a challenging time as a nation but Easter gives message to continue the struggle for better life despite what are the challenges", she said.

The resurrection of Jesus is a foundation of the Christian faith.

"We also a big group from the Auckland Baptist tramping club who all came down". After the Old Testament readings, Gloria was sung, alter Candles was lit, the church bell rang symbolizing, Christ's Resurrection.

Chad: Why do so many people, even people who don't regularly go to church go on this day? People exchanged wishes, Easter cards and gifts on the occasion.

This year the Orthodox churches celebrate Easter on the same Sunday that Roman Catholics and Protestants mark the holy festival. It's the happiest day for all Christians from the Lenten week as Jesus Christ already came back to join our almighty God the Father.

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Easter is being celebrated across the world today.

There are many people and areas of our society who need to experience the transformative power of the Easter message so that they can lead fulfilled lives and have hope for the future.

The bells in Georgian churches were ringing loudly around the country last midnight calling believers to attend the holy liturgy and celebrate Easter. According to tradition the flame appears each year at the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem and is taken to other Orthodox countries.

The Patriarchal service, attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev with his wife Svetlana, was broadcast live by Russia's main state TV channels and viewed by millions of Russians. It is a reconstruction of the cathedral that was destroyed by explosion under dictator Josef Stalin.

Processions marking the resurrection were also held in churches.

Orthodoxy is also predominant in Bulgaria, Ukraine and Moldova.

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