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Prayers, Hymns mark Easter Sunday celebrations in Northeast

Churches in different parts of the Northeast are celebrating Easter today, after two years of coronavirus-induced lockdown, commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Special prayers and worship services were held

Churches in different parts of the Northeast are celebrating Easter today, after two years of coronavirus-induced lockdown, commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Special prayers and worship services were held in most of the churches of different denominations.

The Easter Sunday celebration began on Saturday night, with Catholic Church members holding Easter vigil to mark the beginning of the celebration.

As part of the celebrations, a Resurrection Sunday Sunrise Service was organised by the Kohima Baptist Pastors Fellowship at Kohima War Cemetery in Nagaland early this morning with believers from all faith and age groups offering thanksgiving prayer in the name of Lord Jesus Christ.

The Sunrise service began with the opening hymn “Christ the Lord is Risen today.

Likewise, Easter Sunday is being celebrated across Mizoram after two years owing to the pandemic. Preachers of different churches preached sermons on the resurrection of Christ.

Large number of devotees from Christian faith gathered at the Saint Joseph cathedral here to participate in the special Sunday mass as they celebrated Easter to mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Among Christians it is believed that Jesus Christ was crucified by Romans at Calvary in 30 AD on a Friday and which is celebrated as Good Friday to mark his crucifixion, meantime on the third day of his crucifixion, he was resurrected by God – marking the victory of good over evil and which is celebrated as Easter.

To celebrate Easter a special prayer service was organized as Christian people participated with their families and later also took part in the Easter lunch.

The auspicious day of Easter comes after 40 days of the Christian Lent. The period of Lent is a spiritual time when devotees fast, do penance and try to attain closeness to the almighty.

Meanwhile in Mizoram, bands of different corps of the Salvation Army in different woke the Aizawl populace on Sunday morning by playing the hymn “He’s arisen” while in rural villages, children came out to the streets singing hymns and shouting slogan “He is arisen” to mark the beginning of Easter Sunday.

First Published: 17th April, 2022 14:09 IST

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