Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Christians Celebrate Easter Sunday; Followers Believe the Day Marks the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Christians Celebrate Easter Sunday; Followers Believe the Day Marks the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

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Byline: Matt Meir news@northernstar.com.au

AN ATMOSPHERE of joy prevailed at churches across the Northern Rivers yesterday as Christians celebrated Easter Sunday.

Easter Sunday is traditionally the most important date on the Christian calendar, marking the resurrection of Christ after his crucifixion in the first century AD.

Bells tolled at St Andrew's Anglican Church in Lismore yesterday morning to celebrate Easter Sunday, as parish member Eric Pearce enthusiastically welcomed members of his church family.

"Happy Easter! Jesus is alive! He is risen!" he exclaimed to each person who filed into the church.

Mr Pearce said Easter Sunday celebrations were a crucial part of his belief in the God of the Bible.

"This is probably for me even more exciting than Christmas," Mr Pearce said.

"Jesus was crucified on Friday, but is alive today."

"It is a most exciting time for every believer."

Inside, Rev Mark Harris explained the Easter message to regular church members and visitors.

"Jesus is the perfect Son of God. He came to Earth to pay the just penalty for our sin, so that all who put their faith in Him might have eternal life," he said.

"Jesus is the only person in the whole of history who has dealt with our sin problem. …

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