Christian community celebrating Easter today


MNA Feature Desk: The Christian community around the world is celebrating Easter on Sunday. Strict security arrangements have been put in place at churches.

It is the oldest and the most important Christian festival, which marks the celebration of the death and coming back to life of Jesus Christ. For Christians, the dawn of Easter Sunday with its message of new life is the high point of the Christian year.

It was on Easter Sunday that Jesus rose from death. Jesus had told his disciples before he was arrested that he would be crucified and on the third day, he would rise from the dead. Sunday was the third day after Good Friday and Holy Saturday.

Good Friday was also observed before it by the Christian community as a time of penance and fasting on the death anniversary of Christ.

Easter being a major religious festival of Christians was celebrated Sunday in a grand manner with feasts, fasting and prayer. The churches were decorated with ornaments for holding different activities.