Christians mark Easter at Jerusalem site of Jesus's resurrection

"Easter celebrates the rising of Jesus from death to a new life, reminding us that light conquers darkness, love conquers hatred and truth conquers deceit".

I pray that those who read this will be blessed this Easter and know indeed there is always hope because of this day.

This way they will holistically manifest the proclamation of Jesus to non believers who may find it hard to forgive unlike Jesus Christ who pardoned the two criminals even at the point of death at Golgota.

"This was their state on Friday, this was who they had become on Friday and then on Sunday morning, something happened, and something changed".

It was the first Easter since the unveiling in March of renovations to the ornate, 19th-century shrine covering Jesus's tomb following a $3.7-million project that restored its stones to their original reddish-yellow and reinforced the heavily visited site.

"We are an Easter people!" Following the established tradition, the Easter services are performed at night: like ancient Israel that stayed awake on the night of exodus from Egypt, New Israel stays awake on the eve of the Resurrection of Christ. As Christians, we should be celebrating the one and only true and living God, and understand that Jesus came to Earth and died for our sins so that we may have eternal and abundant life.

"With these things in mind, I wish all the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago a safe, happy and holy Easter".

Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, representing Lagos Central Senatorial District, on Sunday felicitated with Christians at Easter, saying it was another opportunity to redeem the nation from the throes of challenges that had plagued her. God's blessings and graces await each of us, but we must do our part to receive them. We probably have twice as many people.

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Almost 90 percent of Americans will buy Easter candy this year. Above all, they agree that the tomb of Christ was indeed empty, which is the most essential fact.

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has called on Christians and all Nigerians to use this year's Easter celebration to reflect on its significance in the life of the nation.

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