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Easter holiday rooted in Christian faith

Easter holiday rooted in Christian faith

Rhoda Munyi, an engineer, said Easter was a time when faith came to life.

Why do we eat eggs on Easter?

Hope did not only exist during the time of Jesus Christ, but is still alive and applicable in people's everyday lives at present.

Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday marks the Last Supper that Jesus Christ had with his 12 apostles as well as the "Washing of the Feet" (Maundy) which he had performed on them.

Commenting on whether accepting Christ was enough to guarantee one heaven or eternal salvation, Bishop Osei-Bonsu explained that when one accepted Christ the person must exhibit Christ-nature and abide by his teachings and principles. Instead, it encourages disciples to live Easter's good news of new life in the resurrection of Jesus Christ every day. "If you watch the superhero movies, they make liberal use of Christian themes, death and resurrection".

In Alexandria, Egypt members of Egypt's Christian minority flocked to church on Good Friday but two church bomb attacks on Palm Sunday that killed 45 people have left many in a somber mood over Easter, Reuters News Agency reported.

Tagle also decried the practice of bribe-giving, noting that Jesus' accusers bribed the guardians of his tomb not to tell the truth that he has resurrected.

Orthodox Christians commemorated Good Friday, or Holy Friday, by attending evening liturgies with the procession of the epitaph, ending with a candlelit procession through the streets of Sydney. In Jesus, the love of God continues to touch our hearts and inspire others to propagate this love in a world that is tormented by sin and discord. The festival is called Easter, Pascha in Greek or Ressurection Sunday. "Life ends with a glorious life", he added. Let this Easter be the beginning of a positive change in the nations of the world. There are many people within the black community who can testify how Christianity and the hope that the message of Easter offers, has totally transformed their lives. "I hope we will all emerge with fresh resolve and renewed faith to each do our part to secure a brighter future for Trinidad and Tobago".

Egg hunting, the Easter Bunny, and Easter parades are also followed by Christians or even non-Christians.

Klein said Easter Sunday is a reminder of "how truly blessed we are".


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