Friday, December 25th, 2020

Christians celebrate Christmas Day across country

Published 11:30 pm | December 25, 2020

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Online Desk : Country’s Christian community on Friday celebrated the Christmas Day, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, amid great festivities and religious fervours.

Christians, belonging to different religious sects, celebrated the day offering special prayers, illuminating churches and decorating Christmas trees at homes and places of worship across the country.

However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic this year, the day was celebrated on a limited scale, maintaining health safety rules, including social distancing and wearing of masks everywhere.

The day was a public holiday.

Christian devotees sought reprieve from the global Covid-19 pandemic during the special prayers, and spread the holy messages of Jesus for building a peaceful society in churches nationwide.

The churches made festive preparations to celebrate the big day. They put up fairy lights and bright decorations, make a nativity scene depicting the birth of Jesus in a manger, and prayers and blessings are spread all around.

At home, people in the districts decorated evergreen pine trees with colourful lights and glittering ornaments, with a star or an angel on top. And of course, beautifully wrapped presents were placed underneath the tree which were opened on the day.

Christian devotees visited churches early in the morning and took part in special services and carols on Christmas Day. They also gave generously to charity and those less fortunate

In Rajshahi, Christmas Day was celebrated with much enthusiasm and festive mood.

A large number of Christians went to the nearby churches to offer prayers.

Marking the day, a special prayer was organized at the city church at 7.30 in the morning following health safety guidelines due to the present coronavirus pandemic.

Earlier on Thursday night, a midnight prayer was arranged at Baganpara Church from 6:00pm to 11:00pm.

On the other hand, one and a half hour long special prayer program was organised at the Court Mission Church at 9.30am which was followed by a friendly feast at noon.

Besides, special prayers were offered at different churches in the city including Dingadoba Church commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ and seeking peace, progress and prosperity of the world including Bangladesh.

Marking the great celebration, the city’s churches were decorated and illuminated.

Local dignitaries and professional leaders accompanied by others visited various celebrating sites of the city and exchanged pleasantries with them.

In Brahmanbaria, Christian devotees celebrated the day with special prayers, chants, and hymns on the grounds of the Christian Primary School organized by the Baptist Church.

Members of the Christian community greeted each other with “Merry Christmas” at the church which was decorated in a befitting manner.

In Narayanganj, the city’s Sadhu Paul’s Church and the Baptist Church in Amalapara were decorated with beautiful lights and Christmas trees.

Following health safety measures, many devotees celebrated Christmas Day staying at their homes.

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