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There is no doubt what makes Jesus unique in history, as told in the biblical accounts, is his incredible life, his sacrificial death for all, and his resurrection from death to life.

In his Easter message, Dean Raffel said he hoped people would act with forgiveness and peace on Easter Sunday. How Christians celebrate Easter often depends on their denomination.

The celebration of Easter is not about the empty tomb; it is about the glorified Christ.

"What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?"

Shahid Miraj said on Good Friday and Easter, special prayers will be performed and also special prayers will be performed for the prosperity of the country. Focus on how Christ claimed victory over death so that we may have hope of eternal life in Heaven.

You can mock Jesus like the Roman soldiers in Luke 23:11, "And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate".

Eventually, the Triduum became a big part of what I anticipated most about Easter, beginning with Holy Thursday evening, when we recall the institution of the Eucharist; Good Friday, the annual commemoration of our Lord's Crucifixion; and Holy Saturday, perhaps the most mysterious day of all.

Death is, in some degree, frightening for everyone, simply because we have never done it.

Orthodox Christians commemorated Good Friday, or Holy Friday, by attending evening liturgies with the procession of the epitaph, ending with a candlelit procession through the streets of Sydney. That God entered into our world and offered himself out of love for us in this complete self giving for the redemption of the world and the forgiveness of all sins of all times. So Jesus was Born of a virgin and lived for approximately 33 or so years to the best of our knowledge.

It's a hypothetical, of course, but maybe something that's worthy of reflection while the children ruin their Easter finery in search of poorly hidden, colored eggs. The Easter Egg actually symbolizes new life, and Jesus started his new life after he came back from the dead. But even if Jesus didn't yet know how His project would continue, "The Father had other plans", Father Martin said.

You need to decide which side you are on.

Do you believe as well? Jesus' death, burial and resurrection was a free gift given by God to all mankind. Sound off with your thoughts on this and let us know what you think.

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