Easter Sunday: Christians across the globe celebrate

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"I will talk about the way we proclaim Good Friday, and the rebirth of Christian faith in the Lord's victory over death on Easter morning", Becker said.

Each church will draw a different message from this crucial moment in Christianity, but at Brandon's First Presbyterian Church, the sermon Rev. Dong-Ha Kim shared on Easter Sunday was of joy.

Mary Lee Francis, 34, said she had been attending similar church services for more than 20 years.

Judith Bland was part of the Central Baptist Church congregation that decorated a cross with flowers to celebrate Easter.

After Constantine made a decision to Christianize the Empire, Easter was changed to represent Jesus.

The events of Easter provide the foundation on which the whole of the Christian faith is built.

I love Easter because it is a day in which we can say to each other "Christ is Risen" and know it is true.

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Around the world, millions of Christians honored one of their holiest days on Sunday, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Martha assumes that Jesus is assuring her that Lazarus will be in heaven, but Jesus makes a powerful assertion in verses 25,26: "Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life".

According to him, it was common among Christians of present to resort various unapproved means of having their challenges addressed noting that God in such times withdraw his presence. "Whoever believes in Me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die" (John 11:25-26).

As he wished everyone a blessed Easter, the bishop said this is much more than a mass or ritual, it's a celebration of the sacrifice and what Jesus said to two women he encountered after his resurrection.

I believe that as we remember with great thanks Christ's resurrection from the dead, this is something that we can be thankful for every day as we see a new day dawn and give witness to the wonder of God's creation in our lives.

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.

Pastor Aaron Smith: If I can answer that very simply, I would say, I preach Jesus.

Churches and parking lots were full and attendance seemed high, as the holiest day of the Christian calendar was marked with services, brunches and fellowship.

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