First, during the ceremonies on Good Friday, the day when Christ was crucified, the cross which stood all the year above the altar, bearing the Savior's figure, was taken down and laid beneath the altar, a dramatic symbol of the Death and Burial; and two days later, on 'the third day' of the Bible phraseology, that is on Easter Sunday
, as the story of the Resurrection was chanted by the choir, the cross was uncovered and replaced, amid the rejoicings of the congregation.
But there are 46 days between Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent in the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar and Easter Sunday
Various Churches organized special programmes like sunrise service, Easter Sunday
sermons and choirs to mark the day.
Two people drowned in Pangasinan on Easter Sunday
, raising the province's number of drowning victims since Good Friday to 10, police said on Monday.
Here is a breakdown of the hours and what might be open or closed for Easter Sunday
, so you can plan your day accordingly.
CLOUDS and patchy rain could blight Easter Sunday
today, according to the Met Office - but things look set to improve for the end of the bank holiday weekend tomorrow.
Both Kirklees Council and Calderdale Council household waste recycling centres will be open on Easter Sunday
and Easter Monday.
City and district councils must ensure they dont rush into trading on Easter Sunday
ahead of local body elections next month, Labours Pacific Islands Affairs spokesperson Sua William Sio says.
All general shops must remain closed on Easter Sunday
and Monday, Labour Minister Zeta Emilianidou said on Wednesday.
CALLOUS thieves stole hundreds of euro when they broke into three churches in the early hours of Easter Sunday
SEVEN adorable rabbits were left to fend for themselves after being abandoned at botanical gardens on Easter Sunday
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