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Easter's day celebrated with gaiety

EasterChristians participating in special prayers at Jewett Prayer Hill by JMB Church in Ongole on Easter day
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On Sunday, the Christian fraternity in Prakasam district celebrated Easter, commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day of his crucifixion.

Ongole: On Sunday, the Christian fraternity in Prakasam district celebrated Easter, commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day of his crucifixion. The believers in Christ's resurrection participated in the special prayers, masses at various churches all over the district and also paid visits to the burial grounds to pay respects to the their elders.

Marking Easter Day, the Christians culminated in the 40 days of Lent, a period of fasting, penance, and prayer to commemorate the 40 days of suffering by Jesus Christ, in the desert, before he was crucified and resurrected on the third day.

The believers at various places participated in the midnight mass while others reached the churches along with their families in the early morning and participated in the special prayers. Thousands of Christians participated in the prayers at the Jewett Prayer Hill, conducted by the Jewett Memorial Baptist Church since early morning while the St Theresa Church, RCM Church, Nazarene Baptist Church, Resurrection Baptist Church, Immanuel Baptist Church, The Lord Church, Pentecost Prayer Hall, and the Christian Burial Ground at Mamidipalem also witnessed large gatherings of the believers in Christ.

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