Happy Easter 2019: Midnight Mass Prayers Mark Easter Celebrations Across India In Pictures

Easter 2019: Easter is the celebration of Jesus Christ's resurrection. Easter is special for Christians everywhere around the world as on this day, the "Messiah" Christ rose from the dead after he was crucified. Here is how people celebrated Easter across the country with midnight mass prayers.

Happy Easter 2019: Midnight Mass Prayers Mark Easter Celebrations Across India In Pictures

Easter 2019: People celebrated Easter across the country with midnight mass prayers.

New Delhi:

Easter is the celebration of Jesus Christ's resurrection. Easter is special for Christians everywhere around the world as on this day, the "Messiah" Christ rose from the dead after he was crucified. The day marks the culmination of the 40 days of Lent, a period of fasting, prayer, and penance to commemorate the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert. Easter follows Good Friday, the day Christ was crucified. Easter is celebrated with a Mass. It is one of the most well-attended Sunday church services of the year. The real amusement of festivals lies in bonding with friends and family. Here is how people celebrated Easter across the country with midnight mass prayers.

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Happy Easter 2019: Images of the midnight mass prayers on Easter Sunday from the St. Michael's Church in Mahim, Mumbai.

Jesus is often referred as the "Lamb of God" in the Bible. Traditionally, the Pope and many Christians across the world eat roast lamb on Easter Sunday.
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Happy Easter 2019: Midnight mass prayers being offered on Easter Sunday at St. Mary's Cathedral in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches believe the hard shell of the egg symbolizes the sealed "Tomb of Christ" and its cracking represents his resurrection from the dead.
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Happy Easter 2019: Midnight mass prayers being offered on Easter Sunday at St. Mary's Cathedral in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

As an Easter Sunday ritual, children decorate Easter eggs with colours. These days, egg-shaped chocolates, hand-carved wooden eggs are also popular among them.
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Happy Easter 2019: Images of the midnight mass prayers on Easter Sunday from the Santhome Church in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

On Easter, candles are lit in the churches during the Easter mass or vigil. The life of Jesus is the guiding light to the world, and Easter candles signify just that.
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Happy Easter 2019: Images of the midnight mass prayers on Easter Sunday from the Santhome Church in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Sending you joyful hugs this Easter. May all of your dreams and wishes come true. A very Happy Easter to you and your family!
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Happy Easter 2019: Easter midnight mass being held at 'Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church' in Panaji, Goa.

"I Am The Resurrection And The Life. He Who Believes In Me, Though He May Die, He Shall Live. And Whoever Believes And Lives In Me Shall Never Die"- John 11: 25- 26
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Happy Easter 2019: The real amusement of Easter and midnight mass prayers lies in bonding with friends and family.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" - John 3:16
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Happy Easter 2019: Easter midnight mass being held at 'Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church' in Panaji, Goa.

May his divine light guide your path and enlighten your soul. Have a Happy Easter!

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