Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent, a 40-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.
Russian Patriarch Kirill celebrates the Orthodox Easter Mass at an empty Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In Sofia, people attend the Easter mass despite the virus..
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The Holy Fire ceremony symbolising Jesus' resurrection was lit in a deserted Jerusalem on Saturday, without the joyful throng of Orthodox Christian pilgrims who normally attend a spectacle that brings..
The Hill is reporting a 65-year old cyclist in Long Island, N.Y., has filed a police report against Chris Cuomo. Cuomo and the cyclist got into a fiery exchange in front of Cuomo's sprawling estate on..
Pope Francis wrote an Easter letter to leaders of prominent social movements. He said they should consider a universal basic wage to help the economic disruption from COVID-19. The pope said: "It would..
U.S. church leaders peppered their Easter homilies with references to the coronavirus on Sunday, in masses held online, on television and even in parking lots to people sheltering in cars to maintain..
Pope Francis asked for global solidarity to fight the coronavirus pandemic during his Easter message. According to Reuters, he urged relaxation of international sanctions, debt relief and ceasefires in..
Greeks celebrated Easter Sunday away from loved ones and their home towns because of a stricter lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus but were still able to enjoy spit-roasted lamb, a.. Reuters - Published
Orthodox Christians celebrated Easter in Jerusalem on Sunday, bringing to a close a holiday season uniquely devoid of the colourful ceremonies that would normally have echoed around the Old City's.. Reuters - Published
Thousands of Belarusians converged on churches across the country on Sunday to celebrate Easter, ignoring calls from health authorities and church leaders to stay at home to prevent the spread of the.. Reuters - Published
Hundreds of Bulgarian Christians flocked to the Orthodox temples for outdoor services on a surreal Saturday night with the Balkan state one of the few countries where churches remained open over the.. Reuters - Published
The Holy Fire ceremony symbolising Jesus' resurrection was lit in a deserted Jerusalem on Saturday, without the joyful throng of Orthodox Christian pilgrims who normally attend a spectacle that brings.. Reuters - Published
At this time of year, Miguel Angel Rivilla is usually swamped with work, selling his prized sheep to markets throughout Spain for "lechal" - a cherished dish of roasted, unweaned lamb popular at Easter.. Reuters - Published
The streets of Jerusalem's Old City were eerily quiet on Friday, after Greek Orthodox church authorities cancelled the traditional Easter procession along the Via Dolorosa amid a nationwide coronavirus.. Reuters - Published
Greece is preparing for a muted Orthodox Easter this year after the authorities strictly forbade the traditional spirited celebrations of mass church attendance, firecrackers and large family.. Reuters - Published
The number of people who died from coronavirus infection in France jumped by 1,438 or 9.1% to 17,167 in the biggest single-day increase as a number of nursing homes reported cumulative tolls following.. Reuters - Published
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday urged schools to reopen after Easter holidays so students did not lose a year of education and parents could work, as health authorities reiterated.. Reuters - Published
A lowering in the number of new coronavirus cases in Germany is probably due to less testing over Easter and the outbreak is not yet contained, a top health institute cautioned on Tuesday a day before.. Reuters - Published
Kazakhstan's Orthodox Christians should watch Easter services on television and order eggs and other festive foods by phone as churches remain closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, the country's top.. Reuters - Published
Spain and Austria allowed partial returns to work after the Easter holiday on Tuesday but Britain, France and India extended their lockdowns to try to rein in the coronavirus outbreak, the most serious.. Reuters - Published
A lower number of new coronavirus cases in Germany in recent days is likely due to less testing over Easter and the outbreak is not yet contained, the head of the Robert Koch health institute said on.. Reuters - Published
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Here's the latest for Sunday, April 12th: Pope urges solidarity on Easter amid pandemic; Faithful celebrate Passover in Jerusalem; UK Prime Minister thanks health workers; Czech National Ballet stages.. USATODAY.com - Published
Christians from more than 30 churches in the New York City area sang "Christ the Lord is Risen Today" from their balconies, windows and waterfronts to celebrate Easter Sunday. (April 12)
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Americans spent a glum Easter Sunday largely confined to their homes by the still-raging coronavirus pandemic as the U.S. death toll neared 22,000, with more than half a million confirmed cases.. Reuters - Published
A congregation in Clover, South Carolina, celebrated the resurrection of Christ while parked in their cars Saturday. Relevant Church held their worship on a radio station as churchgoers took part in.. USATODAY.com - Published
Father Nuno Westwood turned the sunroof of a microcar into a pulpit on Sunday to deliver an Easter service on the move through his parish on the outskirts of Lisbon where the coronavirus has confined.. Reuters - Published
U.S. church leaders peppered their Easter homilies with references to the coronavirus on Sunday, in masses held online, on television and even in parking lots to people sheltering in cars to maintain.. Reuters - Published
Clad in protective masks and gloves, a few dozen pious Orthodox Christians prayed for health on Sunday at the Bulgarian capital Sofia's expansive Saint Nedelya Cathedral, in one of the few nations.. Reuters - Published
Russia on Sunday reported 2,186 new coronavirus cases, the largest daily increase since the start of the outbreak, as authorities announced more measures to contain the spread of the virus, including.. Reuters - Published
A pastor called on the residents of Zurich to be brave during the coronavirus outbreak on Sunday – as he gave an Easter blessing from high atop one of the towers at the city's landmark Grossmuenster.. Reuters - Published
Online, on television and even in their cars in church parking lots, American Christians will, due to the coronavirus pandemic, observe an Easter Sunday unlike any they have lived through. Reuters - Published
With the coronavirus capsizing Easter traditions, Australians and New Zealanders spent Sunday attending church services virtually, setting up camps in backyards and where the law and weather allowed.. Reuters - Published
A Times investigation examines President Trump’s delays in facing the crisis. Australians are eager to dress up and take out the trash. Christians across the United States prepared to celebrate.. NYTimes.com - Published
Political leaders and health experts urged Americans celebrating Good Friday and the Easter weekend under threat of the coronavirus to avoid church gatherings and observe the holidays at home as the.. Reuters - Published