In words of St. Augustine, it is the festival of all festivals. Morning Prayer services were conducted on Sunday.Churches were adorned with candles, rice lights, flowers and colour eggs on Easter Sunday. Bishop explained the meaning of the variety of symbols used in the liturgy.
Members of the Christian community lit candles and offered prayers at various churches in the city. The great Easter Proclamation was sung by Rev. Fr. Richard. Loyola School also organised a function to mark Easter.
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"We have special food for lunch and in the evening, we go out for dinner in a restaurant", he said. In this moment, more than ever, we must strive to be more like Jesus. He also said our lives have meaning, objective and beauty when they are united to His life. "I wish that Easter will bring divine blessing for all Christian devotees".
"The Church never ceases to say, faced with our defeats, our closed and fearful hearts, 'stop, the Lord is risen.' But if the Lord is risen, how come these things happen?"
"The significance of Easter is it reflects hope that there is life beyond this world".
He also advised the people to honour and respect constituted authorities and condemned the rate of embezzlement in the country.
"If we're serious about Jesus, we need to take his instructions seriously and use our feet as we move outside this church and let people know that Jesus is in fact real", he said. "We must appreciate this and strive to rid the country of all social evils by propagating the message of peace", he emphasized.
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia delivered his traditional Easter address to hundreds of Orthodox believers gathered at Russia's main Orthodox church, Christ the Savior Cathedral, which was rebuilt in late 1990s after being demolished in 1931.
Early Christians followed the Hebrew custom of celebrating Easter the same day that Jews celebrated Passover, Hibbard said.style="text-align: center;"