EASTER MESSAGE: To be dead to sin and be alive in God

Christian Orthodox pilgrims from Serbia as they pray sing and carry wooden crosses before entering the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem

For both Western and Orthodox churches, Easter's date changes from year to year.

Christians attend mass in church for Easter Sunday, to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

"Easter is a time to celebrate how God's love and presence in this world is greater than anything we can ever face or go through in life and death", said Rev. Charlie Palmer, pastor for Treasure Hills Presbyterian Church in Harlingen.

On this day, decorated eggs - known as Easter eggs are gifted to friends and family members.

We did not plan any outings due to security reasons, especially considering last year's blast in Lahore on Easter.

"The Easter season is regarded as the highest point in the Catholic Church's liturgical season", said Father Larry Klein, the reverend at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Harlingen.

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Ayokunle, who noted the agony of the disciples of Jesus Christ over his death and how their sadness turned into joy on the resurrection morning, was optimistic that the future of the country would be characterised by abundance, joy and celebrations. Hearing the words to "The Old Rugged Cross" reminds us just exactly why we mark this Holy Day.

Sunday millions of Christians around the world are celebrating Easter, as they commemorate the day worshippers believe Jesus was resurrected almost 2,000 years ago.

In her Easter message, the First Lady said: "My fellow Ghanaians, I will like to wish my Christian brothers and sisters a Happy Easter".

The confectionary section of New Market wore a busy look since morning with people out there to purchase Easter num noms like Easter eggs, mud pies and cakes. Christ has risen indeed.

"Through Christ's passion, his burial in the tomb and his glorious resurrection, we come to realize the enormity of the Lord's sacrifice for us". We renewed two pledges made when we were baptized: to believe in, and therefore, to love God with all our heart, mind, and soul; and to reject Satan and sinfulness.