Churches preparing to welcome Resurrection, Easter weekend guests

Apr 17, 2017, 04:44
Churches preparing to welcome Resurrection, Easter weekend guests

In an Easter message, Wike said Easter exemplifies the ultimate sacrifice made by Jesus Christ to save mankind, noting that as individuals, Christians must take into consideration the welfare of others. There are people who are visiting family, college students are home, shut ins make a special effort because it is Easter.

Easter follows Holy Week, which begins with Palm Sunday and ends with Holy Saturday. Biblically, the beginning of spring season is associated with the Jesus Christ crucifixion and also the resurrection.

Jesus doesn't give you the option of avoiding your responsibility.

St. Francis-de-Sales: Parishioners from St. Francis-de-Sales (SFS) Parish, Kohima town on Friday travelled through the town's centre by participating in the Way of the Cross procession and commemorated the Crucifixion of Jesus.

The feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ or the Easter Feast starts on the eve and is continued after the midnight. Jesus resurrect from dead on this day after being crucified by Romans in 30 AD.

"We will have a communion service, which is like a sacrament meeting, only it's a little bit more than that", Walton said. The Bible teaches us that on the third day Jesus gloriously rose from the dead, thus conquering death and the grave. It is also the day after Good Friday, the day before Easter Sunday, and has many other different names including Easter Eve, Easter Even, Black Saturday, and the Saturday Before Easter.

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It really drove home the message of Jesus' sacrifice to the world, and what he went through to save everyone from themselves.

While one can never know what will happen after doing so, Father Martin said, "the more we give ourselves fully to God, the more God brings new life into what we give".

The church rocks the Civic Center for Easter celebrations - with 4 services starting tomorrow afternoon and activities for both adults and children. In the same issue, a reflection by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, or Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, describes what he calls "the bad mystery of Holy Saturday".

Shafer will tell his church members to try to imagine what it was like going to the tomb and discovering that it was empty. "And then he came back".

Do you believe as well?

This is a service held as an official celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and it is marked by the use of a wax candle which is inscribed with a cross. As we approach Sunday let us keep this in the forefront of our thoughts.