COAS joins Christian community's Christmas celebrations

26 December, 2017, 04:00 | Author: Irene Delgado
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"This year also we did not make it so big, but colourful celebrations are taking place", said Father Roy at the Holy Family Catholic Church on MA Road in Srinagar.

In Gulmarg's Saint Mary's church, Santa Claus distributed chocolates and candies among the children.

"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. "COAS wished Merry Christmas to the entire Christian community in Pakistan", said the statement.

In Hyderabad, the Christian community also celebrated Christmas with the religious fervour and festivity by attending events in the churches and holding parties at their residences.

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Other churches in the city including Saint Luke's Church and All Saints' Church, oldest church of Jammu Kashmir in north Kashmir's Baramulla, Saint Joseph's Church and Saint Mary's Church in Gulmarg witnessed similar gatherings.

Locals along with the tourists present in the Valley joined the celebrations on the auspicious day. "Although we will be able to see snow at Gulmarg, but fresh snowfall on this day adds to the beauty of the festival", a group of tourists from Delhi said.

The festive mood prevailed on the Christmas eve on Sunday where Christmas carols were held from night. We want to teach the kids that humanity is the greatest religion, and we should take part in each other's happiness and celebrations so that love and affection increases between us.

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