Why Easter Sunday is important for Christians across the world

Bishop Wiehe said that Jesus is truly risen! His body is a glorified body not subject to time and place

Bishop Wiehe said that Jesus is truly risen! His body is a glorified body not subject to time and place

"Easter and the Holy Week before it serve as an opportunity to think about the love of Jesus and recommit to serve Him wholly and to pray to Him to be with us and send us the Holy Spirit to help us conquer fear and death", she added.

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday called for the United Kingdom to stand up for religious freedom in her annual message to mark Easter.

Catholic Bishop of Lafia Diocese in Nasarawa state, Most Rev Matthew Audu, has called on Christians to strive to save lives and not join in destroying them.

In the faith, Jesus is the son of God, who was sinless.

Christians filled the pews Sunday across the Hudson Valley for Easter.

"For broken homes, the neglected, betrayed, bereaved, prisoners, sick, among others can be restored by the power of His resurrection, the same power that raised Jesus is available for us today, if we can embrace Him", he said.

"We suffer heavy loss of lives and the authorities do little about it, this must change".

"In the tragic situation we are living, it is this hope that comes to the rescue of a faith that is at odds every day with such great violence".

During midnight service, the traditional blessing of water took place for the faithful followed by the Baptism ceremony during the morning Holy Mass. The country needs more patriotic and selfless leaders who can improve the welfare of the people, instead of focusing only on their families, friends and communities.

Okoye urged them to also show love and compassion to the masses by fulfilling the promises they made during electioneering.

To mark this year's Easter celebration, a prominent businessman and politician and PDP House of Representatives candidate in the last general election, Dr. Chimaobi Desmond Anyaso has called on all Christians to ensure that they emulate Jesus Christ who, through His death and resurrection, brought hope to all of mankind.

Just as Jesus overcame death, Nigeria will surely overcome all her troubles. So it's a big deal that we celebrate that the tomb is empty, that Jesus died on the cross, that he didn't stay dead but that he's out of the grave, " said lead pastor Gerad Strong.