Christians around the world marked Easter on Sunday, commemorating the resurrection of Jesus.
Church officials say the out pour of people who attended mass is good to see. "Easter is a great time to catch up with family and friends", said a devotee, Sandhya Osta.
Across the world, Orthodox Christians are celebrating Easter, co.
In another programme, Assam Rifles Training Centre and School (ARTC&S) Church observed the Holy Week with Rev. Dr. N Khashito Aye, senior pastor and missionary to non-Nagas, as main celebrant on Good Friday and Easter Sunday at church premises. The whole relationship with Christianity is that point.
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Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena said the unparalleled supreme sacrifice made by Jesus Christ to save the human beings who are born in sadness and experience sadness throughout life, will be remembered forever.
Knights of the Holy Sepulchre attend the Easter Sunday procession in Jerusalems Old City on April 16, 2017.
For both Western and Orthodox churches, Easter's date changes from year to year.
Traditionally, the pope gives no homily during the late-morning Easter Mass, saving his reflections for the "Urbi et Orbi" a solemn message delivered "to the city and to the world" - at noon from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica. We must not live in fear, depression or like those who do not know that Christ is risen. As history.com puts it, " Lent.is a time of reflection and penance and represents the 40 days that Jesus spent alone in the wilderness before starting his ministry, a time in which Christians believe he survived various temptations by the devil".
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Midnight masses were held at churches to mark the occasion.
Irinej evoked Kosovo, Serbia's former province which declared independence in 2008.
Then came the Schism of 1054, which led to formation of the Roman Catholic and the Eastern Orthodox churches.
Orthodoxy is also predominant in Bulgaria, Ukraine and Moldova.
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A children's program, "Jesus Changes Everything", will be offered during both services to children ages 3 through fifth grade. Gunnedah shire's churches are preparing for Easter this week, with Good Friday and Easter Sunday the main days for services.