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What is Easter Egg Hunt? Know more about the popular tradition

Easter customs vary across the world. Some churches start Easter festivities with a midnight mass on Holy Saturday or Easter Eve. Some examples of non-religious Easter traditions include a treasure hunt like search for Easter eggs. Here's what it is all about
What is Easter Egg Hunt? Know more about the popular tradition (Twitter/PlatosDubuque)
What is Easter Egg Hunt? Know more about the popular tradition (Twitter/PlatosDubuque)
Updated on Apr 17, 2022 09:33 AM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

At 97, Mormon president becomes oldest in church history

  • Nelson's surpasses the previous oldest church president, Gordon B. Hinckley, who died in 2008 at the age of 97 after serving 13 years.
Mormon president becomes oldest in church history (AP)
Mormon president becomes oldest in church history (AP)
Published on Apr 15, 2022 11:15 AM IST
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Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre Church reopens after two years of Covid-19 lockdown

After two years of Covid-19 travel restrictions, around 500 worshippers passed through the huge wooden doors of Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre - the focus of the most important festival in the Christian calendar as the site where Jesus is believed to have been crucified and resurrected.
Roman Catholic clergy carry palm branches as they circle the aedicule during the Palm Sunday procession at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City. The ceremony is a landmark in the Roman Catholic calendar, marking the triumphant return of Christ to Jerusalem the week before his death, when a cheering crowd greeted him waving palm leaves. Palm Sunday marks the start of the most solemn week in the Christian calendar. (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP)
Roman Catholic clergy carry palm branches as they circle the aedicule during the Palm Sunday procession at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City. The ceremony is a landmark in the Roman Catholic calendar, marking the triumphant return of Christ to Jerusalem the week before his death, when a cheering crowd greeted him waving palm leaves. Palm Sunday marks the start of the most solemn week in the Christian calendar. (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP)
Updated on Apr 10, 2022 08:57 PM IST
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Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Jerusalem

Roman-era tomb unearthed in Gaza City, archaeologist suggest site was a cemetery

An independent archaeologist in Gaza said photos suggest the site was a cemetery dating back to the late Roman era to early Byzantine period 1,600 years ago. “They indicate that a Roman temple or a Byzantine church are nearby,” said the expert
A general view shows the construction site where an ancient cemetery reportedly dating back to the Roman-era was unearthed, in Gaza City  (Photo by Mahmud HAMS / AFP)
A general view shows the construction site where an ancient cemetery reportedly dating back to the Roman-era was unearthed, in Gaza City  (Photo by Mahmud HAMS / AFP)
Updated on Feb 01, 2022 12:01 PM IST
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AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Gaza City, Gaza Strip

In pics: Srinagar's oldest church, closed for decades, opens ahead of Christmas

The once buzzing church saw decline in number of worshippers in the early 1990s, when violence erupted in Kashmir. The minuscule Christian population in the Valley usually visit the Holy Family Catholic Church.
Christians offer prayers inside the Saint Lukes church in Srinagar, which opened for public on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Christians offer prayers inside the Saint Lukes church in Srinagar, which opened for public on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Published on Dec 23, 2021 11:49 AM IST
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