Easter is the time share the glorious
resurrection of Christ with the world.
This is what makes Jesus unique.
The founders of every other religion
have graves except Jesus, his tomb
is empty. In India religious processions
are very common and attract great attention.
Our Easter procession ended in my church. Here are some scenes from the evening.
On April 22nd we are having an open air
Christian music concert featuring
Vijay Benedict in our church.
Pray that this may touch the hearts of many people.
An Easter rally was taken out in the city on Saturday (April 7th) as a part of Easter celebrations. The procession started at Naini and after passing through areas culminated at Union Church in Civil Lines.
The procession started with word of prayer by Bishop Rajendra B Lal. He appealed to the people to learn from the life of Jesus Christ who forgave even his enemies. Director of administration Dr Vinod B Lal and Registrar of SHIATS Prof Dr AKA Lawrence gave their contribution in route arrangement of the procession while SHIATS pro-V-C Prof SB Lal convened the procession.
Several tableaus formed the part of the procession. The first tableau showed Jesus in a garden with his disciples, the second tableau showed Jesus carrying the cross while the third was based on crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The fourth tableau exhibited the grave of Jesus Christ guarded by four Roman soldiers while the fifth depicted the victory over death by resurrection of Jesus Christ for which Easter is celebrated. The Sixth tableau depicted the appearance of Jesus after his resurrection.
The last tableau carried the Bhajan mandli ( choir) who after witnessing the glory of Jesus and gave the good news of Jesus Christ by singing different devotional songs. The procession was attended by thousands of devotees. Media incharge Arun Yadav said Easter Sunday will be celebrated at Yeshu Darbar at 10am which would be addressed by Bishop Rajendra B Lal while state PWD minister Shivpal Singh Yadav will be the chief guest.
(source Times Of India - my edited version)