Easter Governor Ayade greets Christians, enjoins renewed faith in leaders

Apr 21, 2017, 16:59
Easter Governor Ayade greets Christians, enjoins renewed faith in leaders

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.

Dr. Uche spoke yesterday at the Methodist Church of the Trinity, Tinubu Square, Lagos, during an Easter Sunday service to celebrate the remembrance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Several families will also be participating in the Easter march from Bishop's college at 3pm on Sunday.

Easter is primarily a time to reflect on Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection, but for many, Easter is like Christmas, it is celebrated as a combination of the secular and the sacred.

For 2,000 years Easter is accompanied by holy fire, which inexplicably lights up in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, Israel.

The Bible never says celebrate Easter on one specific day.

He said: "As the resurrection morning brought a day of joy and laughter back to the disciples, the future years shall be full of abundance in Nigeria and bring back our joy and celebration in our streets in the name of Jesus".

I love Easter because I love the fact that we still dye Easter eggs - not just because we HAVE to, but because we WANT to.

Meanwhile, Governor Dr Mridula Sinha and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar have also extended their warm greetings and best wishes to the people of Goa on the occasion of Easter.

The Resurrection of Christ is the most important holiday for the entire Christian world. Easter service at St Andrew's Church will begin at 9.30am.

"Jesus waits for you and me, embracing us in our moments of greatest need and desire", Cardinal DiNardo said.

I love Easter because it not only brings smiles to the face, but joy to the heart, peace at times to those broken-hearted and a reminder that there is always hope in a world which sometimes seems hopeless. "Easter is about mystery of god". The entire community will come together and celebrate Easter.