Churches Across Western Pennsylvania Celebrate Easter

While the eggs symbolise new life, the Easter Bunny is more popularly recognised as the judge of good and evil in Christian folklore.

The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is described in the New Testament and the festival marked for the day is called Easter.

The date of Easter is always the first Sunday after the full moon following a spring equinox.

"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".

I love Easter because the music is so uplifting - and reminds me of the people I love who sang it with me for so many years.

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.

Also, the week before Easter is known as Holy Week as it includes the days of the Easter Triduum, Maundy Thursday.

It's the churches 8th annual hunt, hosted by the Knights of Columbus, who say it's a fun way to get the family together and educate children about the importance of the Easter holiday. Easter eggs will of course be a part of the breakfast.

Political leaders including Chief Minister Pinaray Vijayan and Religious leaders greeted the people on the occasion of Easter.

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

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) President Rev. Samson Ayokunle has assured Nigerians that the power of resurrection will end the menace of corruption and recession. The entire community will come together and celebrate Easter. The denominations, which jealously guard different sections of the church, held separate services one after another Sunday. And that's what Easter does - gently or powerfully - that Jesus died on the cross not because God wasn't in control, but because He was - and still is.

Harrington said there was also a global focus to the service, highlighted by the recent terrorist attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt.

  • Marlene Weaver