Christians celebrate Easter across conflict-torn Mideast

Today Orthodox and Catholic Christians celebrate the Resurrection of Christ.

Governor P.Sadasivam said that the resurrection of Jesus Christ inspire us to serve the weak and the downtrodden in a spirit of love and oneness.

"We have reason to celebrate Easter because it means that Christ is risen from the grave".

As we know from the Gospels, Jesus Christ rose from the dead on the third day following his crucifixion, which would be Sunday.

"They should feel welcome, so it's our job as a Christian body, for someone coming in for the first time, that that experience would be so powerful for them, that they would want to come back again", said Christian Life Church Elder Brian Scriven.

On this Easter Sunday, a day where Christians celebrate and reflect on Jesus' victory over the cross and tomb, I encourage you to tune your focus into what Jesus did for you.

"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".

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Pastor Aaron Smith: I would have to say that my favorite part of this time of year is that it causes me to take a moment away from the daily grind and actually reconsider and ponder upon what God has given to me personally. Political leaders including Chief Minister Pinaray Vijayan and Religious leaders greeted the people on the occasion of Easter.

Thousands of worshippers flocked to Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the site where Christians believe Jesus was crucified and resurrected.

Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?"

Marking the end of the Holy Week in Christianity, Easter Sunday is celebrated after mass prayers by the handing out of Easter eggs. Many old religions had a Spring Goddess who lived in what is now Germany and knew her as Eastre. Many of his followers reported seeing Jesus before his ascension to heaven to be with his Father.

"Thus, I wish all the people of Lagos Central Senatorial District, Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole Happy Easter and a joyous celebration". The time when we focus on the greatest event or the greatest delusion in history: the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. "God can bring new beginnings out of things".

"I come every week, but Easter is special because of the resurrection", he said. "Let him say not merely, 'Christ is risen, ' but 'I shall rise'".