Happy Easter 2016!
The Christian movable feast — Easter — is celebrated to commemorate the resurrection of Lord Jesus Christ from the dead three days after his crucifixion and burial. This year, Easter falls March 27 after believers celebrated Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.
"And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus," reads Luke 24:2-3.
The celebrations of Easter begin with the Easter Vigil mass late in the evening of Holy Saturday and the day marks the end of 40-day-long Lent of the devotees. Thousands of Christians attend the Papal Mass in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican City, Italy.
Check here for bible verses and quotes to be shared on Easter:
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance[a]: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas,[b] and then to the Twelve. — 1 Corinthians 15:3-5
For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. — Romans 6:9
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?" — John 11:25-26
If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. — Romans 10:9
I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death. — Philippians 3:10
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. — Pope John Paul II
Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life. — Janine di Giovanni, author.
There would be no Christmas if there was no Easter. — Gordon B. Hinckley, religious leader.
Easter tells us of something children can't understand, because it addresses things they don't yet have to know: the weariness of life, the pain, the profound loneliness and hovering fear of meaninglessness. — Frederica Mathewes-Green, author.
Here is the amazing thing about Easter; the Resurrection Sunday for Christians is this, that Christ in the dying moments on the cross gives us the greatest illustration of forgiveness possible. — TD Jakes, pastor.
The great gift of Easter is hope - Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake. — Basil Hume, late English Roman Catholic bishop.
Easter is very important to me, it's a second chance. — Reba McEntire, singer.
Easter is reflecting upon suffering for one thing, but it also reflects upon Jesus and his non compliance in the face of great authority where he holds to his truth - so there's two stories there. — Michael Leunig, cartoonist.
Check out wishes, messages and picture greetings to be shared on Easter 2016 here:
May the Lord Jesus Christ bless you in abundance and bring immense amount of happiness in your life. Happy Easter 2016.
Celebrate this holy week with a heart filled with peace and love towards your friends and enemies. Have a blessed Easter 2016.
Rejoice. He has risen. The Lord has risen. He has risen as our savior. Happy Easter.
May you be blessed with immense love from God, who will bring abundant happiness in your life by filling your heart with peace. Happy Easter.
It is the day to remember our savior, who has risen from the dead. Rejoice, that Jesus has fulfilled his promise for our well being. Easter greetings to you and your family.
Never lose faith in God, trust Him to see how he works wonders in your life. May the risen Lord fill your heart with compassion, joy and never-ending love. Happy Easter.