Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Life&Culture | By Ted Wilson

Christians nationwide celebrate Easter Sunday

Christians nationwide celebrate Easter Sunday

He therefore called on Christian faithful to use the period to rededicate themselves to God and reflect on the significance of Easter, which is the bedrock of the Christian faith. "Even with all the crime we see, and all the political upheaval we see in our world, our nation, our state and our community, the promise of Easter gives us hope".

Defined as the foundation of the Christian faith, adherents witness the priest light the paschal candle before mass commences at the church, signifying the light of Jesus entering the world.

Good Friday is observed by Christians as the day which the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ is commemorated in the church.

"On this Easter, I think about the unconditional love that Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, had for us to the extent that He gave His life for our salvation on Good Friday".

Recently I was asked what determines when we celebrate Easter Sunday?

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President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Dr Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, has assured Nigerians that the power of resurrection will not only end the menace of corruption but bring the economy out of the woods very soon.

"It is the celebration and glorification of the greatest miracle the Earth has ever seen, the resurrection of the Son of God, which marks the redemption and renewal of life for the human race". "Easter is about mystery of god".

It's the message of Easter that resonates with me and reminds me over and over again why Easter is one of those holidays that is special not because of the food or traditions, but because of the message. Before you read any further, do you know the answer?

"Where at times we can lose track of our faith or have faced personal struggles throughout the year, Easter Sunday is a reminder of how greatly blessed we are to be in communion with God through Jesus Christ, his son", Klein said.

"We turned it into a big celebration - we set up the chairs in a big rectangle facing the communion table".

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