Easter Governor Ayade greets Christians, enjoins renewed faith in leaders

In his message, the Archbishop has said, “On Good Friday, Christians the world over celebrated the death of the Lord Jesus on the cross”.

“It is that season of the year that the Christian world commemorates the mystery of Jesus Christ’s mission of salvation to the world”. Both Catholic and Orthodox Christians venerate the Shroud as the burial cloth of Christ. There is no power greater than the power that resurrected Jesus from the dead and that power is now made available for us.

Belteleradiocompany will broadcast the festive services from the Cathedral of Saint Virgin Mary at 21:45, as well as from the Holy Spirit Cathedral at 23:45. The actual crucifixion and resurrection is put on the back burner while people focus more on having a good time. The Divine Liturgy celebrated on the eve is the end of the Great lent and the start of the festive ceremonies.

Recognising the celebrations, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak took to Twitter today to wish Christians in the country a “Happy Easter”.

But Easter and Christmas also became reshaped as domestic holidays because understandings of children were changing.

“In addition, we urge all Christians in Nigeria to use the Easter celebrations to reflect and pray for Nigeria’s continuous unity and peaceful coexistence”, Makarfi said in a statement signed by the committee’s spokesman, Prince Dayo Adeyeye.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!”

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! God will raise from the dead those who believe in His Son.

From the 17th century onward, there was an increasing recognition of childhood as time of life that should be joyous, not simply as preparatory for adulthood.

In the spiritual sense, Easter is symbolic of sacrifice, self-less service, optimism, hope, renewal and rebirth as new person in you. And along with eggs the Easter bunnies, chocolate bunnies or sweets are also the part of the day. They also observe these days in strict fasting and holy fire ceremony on Saturday night – the night Jesus was believed to have risen from the death. 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. However, did you know that the Easter Egg is a symbol for Jesus too? Easter is also complete with an Easter egg hunt.

Video Contributed Reverend Donovan Hylton pastor of The Redeemer Chapel in Central Village St Catherine