Christians to celebrate Easter amid tight security today
- Author: Rogelio Becker Apr 17, 2017,
Apr 17, 2017, 0:26
I pray that those who read this will be blessed this Easter and know indeed there is always hope because of this day.
"I will be speaking about the victory of Easter and how that victory transforms our lives", Bell told the Telegram on Friday. He has promised a peace to "guard their hearts and mind in Christ Jesus". Many believe that the rebirth of Jesus Christ is underscored by the season surrounding Easter; many plants and trees lie dormant through the winter months, appearing dead, and then bloom anew in the spring with fresh growth and celebratory flowers. Christians also marked the past several days as Holy Week, a time to remember the suffering and death of Jesus.
In Western Christianity, Easter will always fall between March 22 and April 25.A council of Christian bishops was convened by Roman Emperor Constantine I in AD 325, the First Council of Nicea, which was Christianity's first effort to get a consensus on what the church taught.
Easter is the watershed of the Christian faith.
But Francis broke with that tradition, giving an off-the-cuff homily during Mass to try to answer what he described as a nagging question for many faithful: why are there so many tragedies and wars in the world if Jesus has risen from the dead, a belief Christians celebrate each Easter.
So, how do we live as Easter people?
According to the Bible, Jesus' death was a sacrifice for the sins of others, but his resurrection represents something even more powerful: the potential for rebirth, salvation, and renewal of faith.
The senior Pastor of Shelter of Glory Church, Makurdi, the Benue state capital, King Omudu, gave the charge during the Sunday Easter service.
When the women arrived at the tomb, they saw that the stone had already been rolled away.
It's just one day in the calendar year, but a day that affects us in every way, which is one more reason I really love Easter.
Easter is the biggest Christian celebration of the year in Russian Federation.
This new life we celebrate starts with personally trusting Christ to forgive our sins and to give us that incredible life.
St. John's parishioners said Easter has a special meaning.
In a statement by his deputy, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh in Abuja yesterday, Sheriff urged Christians and Nigerians to remain positive about the nation.
Hot cross buns are also a traditional snack for this time of year. But Good Friday is not the end of the story. It is as if into the darkness of our world and lives steps the risen Christ and shares his light.