This morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind sent Easter greetings to Indians all over the world.
PM Modi said on Twitter in his greeting: Jesus Christ’s “emphasis on social empowerment inspires millions across the world.”
“Greetings on Easter! On this day, we remember the pious teachings of Jesus Christ. His emphasis on social empowerment inspires millions across the world,” he posted.
President of the country, Ram Nath Kovind said this day “reaffirms our faith in the innate goodness of humanity.”
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“Easter greetings to all! The resurrection of Jesus Christ, celebrated across the world, gives us hope and happiness; reaffirms our faith in innate goodness of humanity. May the teachings of Jesus Christ strengthen the bonds of love, affection and harmony in our society!” he posted on Twitter.
The President had greeted the nation on the eve of Easter too. “On the auspicious occasion of Easter, I extend my best wishes and heartiest congratulations to all the fellow citizens, especially from the Christian community, living in India and abroad,” he said.
“On this joyous occasion, let’s follow these values which will strengthen the bond of love, affection and harmony in our society and increase happiness and prosperity in our nation,” he further added.
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s Resurrection, which occurs three days after his Crucifixion.
This is the second Easter where millions of Christians around the world are facing restrictions due to a rise in cases due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Even as vaccine rollouts accelerate, an alarming increase in infections has prompted the reinstatement of restrictions.
Good Friday before Easter Sunday has just passed. It is a Christian festival that commemorates crucifixion and death of Jesus at Calvary. It happens on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, as part of the Paschal Triduum, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover.Holy Friday, Great Friday, Great and Holy Friday (also Holy and Great Friday), and Black Friday are all names for the same day.
Fasting and church services are observed by members of many Christian denominations, including the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, Anglican, Methodist, Oriental Orthodox, and Reformed traditions.
The Great Three Hours’ Agony Service is held in many Catholic, Lutheran, Anglican, and Methodist churches from noon to 3 p.m., the time span recorded in the Bible as darkness covering the land before Jesus sacrificial death on the cross.