Millions of Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter

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And he later witnessed Jesus, as recorded in Revelation 1, as saying, "I was dead, and now look, I am alive forever".

"The great gift of Easter is about hope - Christian hope which makes us have confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake".

Easter Sunday marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the third day after he was crucified.

Easter is celebrating Jesus' victory over death and mankind's hope for eternal life.

Easter is celebrated across the globe.

The cynical may discount the day and its meaning, but hearts and minds of most Christians reach out to embrace the hope that the day holds. God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son where?

Easter is the day when we celebrate Jesus Christ rising from the dead. Keys indicate authority. And Jesus said, "All authority has been given to Me".

The Easter holiday is one that has such an important significance to so many people around the world. "Then go quickly and tell his disciples, 'He has been raised from the dead, and he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him.' Behold, I have told you".

Russian President Vladimir Putin in his Easter Sunday message hailed the contribution made by the country's Orthodox Church and other Christian denominations to the lives of his compatriots. Commemorating the night the angel of death took the life of all the first-born of Pharaoh's Egypt but "passed over" the homes of Jews who had marked the lintel posts of their doors with the blood of a lamb. Every year people of all ages, from all over the world and from all realms of Christian life walk together at Easter to Holy Island.

Easter celebrations are preceded by the 40 days of Lent, a time of abstinence and penance. In Gulberg Saint Merry Church a special prayer ceremony was arranged in which children performed religious singing.

On his part, chairman of the caretaker committee of the party Senator Ahmed Makarfi, called on Christians to emulate the virtues of Jesus Christ that teaches sacrifice.

Hot cross buns are also a traditional snack for this time of year.

One of the most impressive pieces of testimony to the historic actuality of Christ's resurrection is the tremendous change that came over the apostles once they had wholeheartedly accepted it as truth.

Pastor Aaron Smith: If I can answer that very simply, I would say, I preach Jesus.

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