BENIN CITY – Church services were held in Benin City and other parts of Edo State yesterday to mark this year’s Easter festival, which symbolizes the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
At the St Anselm Catholic Church, Akho-Irrua, Esan Central Local Government Area, Rev. Fr. Fidelis Arhedo in his sermon titled: “God’s lovely plan of salvation” said God’s love was manifested in his son through the miracle of resurrection.
According to him, Jesus died for humanity as a man, but resurrected on the third day as “God the son”.
Rev. Fr Arhedo noted that the resurrection of Christ is the foundation of the Christian faith.
He admonished parishioners to always let their faith be focused on God.
A parishioner, Mrs. Christiana Oriafoh in a chat with The Nigerian OBSERVER said the death of Jesus Christ has given to man, life everlasting as the grave could not hold Him bound, describing it as manifesting the supremacy of God.
“Old things are passed away and all things have become new”, with the death and resurrection of Christ, she said.
A zonal pastor of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, (Latter Day Assembly), Benin City, Pastor Bode

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