Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Christmas Eve celebrated across Turkey

President, PM, politicians extend happy Christmas to Pakistani Christian Merry Christmas to all Christians: COAS
Jay Anderson | 26 December, 2017, 04:11

Similar prayers were held at other churches including the Saint Joseph's Church in north Kashmir's Baramulla, the oldest Catholic Church in Jammu and Kashmir and at the Church in the tourist resort of Gulmarg.

After the fire accident which had damaged Holy Family Church Srinagar in 1967, the church celebrated Christmas after fifty years on Monday.The celebrations began with midnight mass prayers and people had decorated the Church with colourful buntings and balloons and wore a festive look.

In the Aegean province of İzmir, people flocked to the house of Virgin Mary in the Selçuk district, to celebrate Christmas Eve and watch the ceremonies. In some of the churches, the services concluded with the distribution of cake and coffee.

Many churches in the state held outdoor services with night vigil.

Shah said the officials of the Tourism department would also attend travel and trade fairs to woo more tourists to Kashmir.

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and the governor of the state N.N Vohra greeted the Christian community on the auspicious day. May the spirit of Christmas be the harbinger of prosperity, abundance and peace in your lives.




During the mass, prayers for peace, development, and prosperity of Pakistan were also offered.

"I hope in the year ahead, we will be witnessing further cooperation and rapport on the path to boosting and deepening peace, security and tranquility, and further consolidation of friendships across the globe", he added.

First Baptist Church of Meridian celebrated Christmas Eve with singing and worshiping along with having The Lords Supper.

"We all share in the light of Jesus Christ because the Bible tells us that Christ is the light of the world", explains Trinity Presbyterian Pastor Mark Flynn.

"#MerryChristmas to all of you".

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