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Easter Day Celebrated By Christians

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Easter celebrates the day Christians believe Jesus Christ rose from the dead. (iStockPhoto)

Easter celebrates the day Christians believe Jesus Christ rose from the dead. (iStockPhoto)

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DETROIT (WWJ) – It’s Easter, the day Christians believe that Jesus rose from the dead. 

WWJ spoke with assistant to the bishop for southeast Michigan of  the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Reverend Jack Eggleston, on the importance of Easter.

“When people are  despairing, when they’re ready to give up, God comes and and makes all things new and so Easter’s about new life for all people,” says Eggleston.

Pastor Bill Kellerman of St. Peter’s Episcople Church in Detroit echoes the sentiment that Easter offers us hope and freedom.

“Easter presents us with the opportunity to live ‘Resurrection’ to live in freedom from the power of death, to live in freedom form the fear of death. I think that’s also a  really important word for today, where we are faced with so many threats of violence and death,” says Pastor Kellerman.

 Thousands of people are attending Easter services throughout Metro Detroit on Sunday.

New life for all people.  That’s what Reverend Jack Eggleston says Easter is all about.

Before you head out take a look at our Weather Page.

Click on our Best Of  page if you are looking for a nice brunch after service.

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