Photo gallery: Celebrating Easter across the world

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  • elliottpj Two Rivers, WI
    April 21, 2014 10:13 p.m.

    Christ is risen is the glorious message of Easter. After commemorating his sacrifice on Good Friday, on Sunday we sing once again Alleluia. The darkness has passed and the light returns as we renew our baptismal covenants. For Catholics, there is no more meaningful time of the year than Holy Week.

  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    April 21, 2014 11:34 a.m.

    Easter is not, however, the day for denigrating Christ's betrayer but for celebrating His (Christ's) resurrection. Just saying.

    I get the impression that, here and probably elsewhere too, it has dwindled into a day of egg hunting and the consumption of chocolate, a day somehow to do with rabbits. I understand that there can be a secular version of religious holydays but, unlike with Christmas, there is barely a Christian version extant. There are a few Easter hymns which we seldom hear and not a whole lot else. Someone said: Happy Easter! the other day. I appreciated that but what did it mean any more?

    I decided to listen to some extra Easter hymns and Sacrament hymns today, which began to give the day some differentiation from others. The day is about right chronologically, unlike Christmas, so we have something good in that, but in terms of Easter hymns the season seems to lack the emphasis that multitudinous carols give Christmas.

    Still it's the most joyful season in one huge way and I would like to thank Jesus Christ, on behalf of my fellow man, for the gift of the resurrection that he gave to all mortals.