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Religion: Observing Christians regain 'free life as Lent ends with Massive Easter Feasting

By Hilltopvoices 

Almost if not all Church houses across the country were full beyond capacity on Sunday 9 April 2023 as Christians observed Easter Sunday. The observing Christians came in their numbers to celebrate the resurrection of their founder Jesus Christ. Church leaders during these Masses or Services, spoke on hope encouraging their members not to give up on life's issues. 
Rev Fonki Samuel, PCC Moderator at PC Station Photo Credit: Atigi Samuel 

At the Presbyterian Church upstation Bamenda, The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon (PCC) preaxhing invited Christians to claim their heavenly citizenship. The Rev Fonki Samuel focused on his Easter message which noted that "we are now a resurrected people. We are now heavenly citizens. Let us claim our citizenship and be overcomers as we face life. We are winners because of Easter." 

At the St Joseph Metropolitan Cathedral, His Grace Andrew Nkea Fuanya encouraged the Catholic faithful to step out of the various tomps in their lives. 

"Just like Jesus called Lazarus out of tomp, I have asked all the faithful and the entire population of goodwill to come out of this tomp and live in peace with Jesus who has resurrected from the death." The Archbishop said 
Easter celebration in Mboung with new communicants in picture with celebrating Priests. Photo Credit: St Michael's Parish Futru Nkwen 

During these Masses and Church services, some Christians received sacraments like Baptism and First Holy Communion. 
Feasting is reported in homes as Easter Sunday officially marked the season of Lent during which Christians are expected to fast and pray. Many people went for complete fasting during the last three days of Easter including Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. 

After giving up lot's of pleasures during Lent, Christians have remained their freedom though church leaders say it is not freedom to sin. 


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