Easter: Nigerians should imbibe Christ's sacrificial spirit - Jonathan

Archbishop urges people to build new society

Goodluck Jonathan sends Easter message to Nigerians

Easter is being celebrated across the world today.

In his message the chief minister said, "This is an auspicious occasion when we celebrate the crucifixion of Jesus and resurrection on Easter Sunday which are manifestations of the triumph of good over evil".

He charged Christians to give God a chance in their lives in order for him to lift them from their predicaments reiterating the fact that Easter marks the celebration of faith and would therefore be meaningless if Christians wavered in their belief.

Also, the week before Easter is known as Holy Week as it includes the days of the Easter Triduum, Maundy Thursday. Easter is the celebration of victory over death, a celebration of new life. The festival is called Easter, Pascha in Greek or Ressurection Sunday.

He said the lessons learnt from Easter should serve as a springboard for every Nigerian to rise above the challenges that the country is being confronted with.

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.

An Anglican priest wants Barbadians to remember that experiencing light in their lives is not a one-off or sudden event, but rather a transition that takes time and reflection. Let us come together as God's people and celebrate all that He has done for us. Easter service at St Andrew's Church will begin at 9.30am.

He said that in the current insecure and troubled world, those who follow Jesus Christ have a peace and a hope that is not determined by what goes on around them, but by sure knowledge that God remains in control, working His goal out through all their moments of anxiety and darkness. 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.

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