Sunday, April 8, 2012

Today Is the Easter Sunday

A statue of the resurrected Christ in St. Lawrence the Martyr Church at Scarborough, Toronto
Photo (Toronto: April 7, 2012) © Jerome D'Costa

The Easter Sunday, also known as the Pascha or Passover, commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is the greatest feast day of Christianity, even more important than the Christmas – the birth of Christ. Christians strongly believe that salvation from sins came to mankind through his passion, death and resurrection.

Christianity would be meaningless without such events in the life of Jesus. Christians believe that by doing so, Jesus Christ, through his blood and death, expiated for the sins of mankind and brought eternal life for those believe in him. 

The Easter Sunday marks the end of 40 days of Lent, when Christians make personal sacrifices, repent for their sins and pledge to lead a good life in future.

Happy Easter to you all!

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