KHANEWAL

The Christian community, like other parts of the country and world, celebrated Easter in district with fervour and enthusiasm here on Sunday.

Easter, the day on which Jesus Christ is believed to have risen from the dead as according to the Scripture that Jesus came back to life, or was raised from the dead on Easter Sunday, three days after his crucifixion.

The Easter services were held in St Joseph’s Church Civil Lines, Holy Rosary Church Railway Landhi, St Mary’s Church Khurampura and Methodist Church. Similarly Father Emmanuel celebrated Easter at holy masses, Father Raymond Saeed at Chak no 135/16L Stunzabad Mian Channu, Paster Imdad at Shantinagar delivered lecture and led the prayers of the day.

In district, main churches are: The Church of Pakistan, Salvation Army Church, FGA Church, Assembly of God Church, Catholic Church, The Church of Christ etc., in all churches large number of catholic and protestant Christians gathered and participated in Easter prayers. The week before Easter is called Holy Week and it contains the days of the Easter Triduum, including Maundy, commemorating the Jesus’ Last Supper, as well as Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus. Through his death, burial, and resurrection, Christians believe that Jesus Christ paid the penalty for sin, thus purchasing for all who believe in him, eternal life.