Easter Celebrations: Churches Mark Resurrection with Special Prayers

On Easter Sunday, Christians worldwide marked the resurrection of Jesus Christ with special prayers and solemn ceremonies held in churches. The significance of Easter lies in the belief that Jesus rose from the dead three days after his crucifixion, offering hope and redemption to believers. In churches across the globe, congregations gathered from midnight to partake in Holy Communion and engage in prayers marking the joyous occasion. The Easter season, lasting 50 days, is characterized by fasting, prayer, and reflection on the significance of Christ’s resurrection, symbolizing renewal and spiritual rebirth.

In Kerala, India, Easter celebrations were observed with reverence and devotion, with various churches holding services led by prominent clergy members. Mar Joseph Kalathiparampil presided over the Ascension ceremony at St. Francis Assisi Cathedral in Ernakulam, while Malankara Metropolitan Joseph Margregorios led services at Karingachira St. George Jacobaya Syrianikatti Church. Additionally, Syro-Malabar Church President Mar Raphael Thatil conducted rites at St. Mary’s Major Arch Episcopal Church in Muvattupuzha, and Dr. Nilakkal Orthodox Church in Kottayam held Ascension Day services officiated by Yohanon Mar Diaskoros. The Reverend Father Basilios Marthomma Mathews III Catholicos led the resurrection services at Gujarat Baroda Mar Gregorios Orthodox Church, highlighting the universal significance of Easter and its message of hope and renewal.

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