The Coalition Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana is wishing all Guyanese, particularly the Christian Community an enjoyable Easter season and implores that everyone celebrates responsibly and engage in safe kite-flying.
The Government in its Easter message is asking that persons recognize that Easter is not only the oldest observance of the Christian community but indeed it is the most important. “It is at the core of Christianity. Easter heralds renewal, revival and redemption.”
Government says these tenets of the human spirit are ones, which Guyanese, in this the year of the country’s Golden Jubilee, recognize as being strong in the Guyanese being.
The story of Jesus Christ dying on the cross for the sins of humanity, Government views as a lesson of sacrifice for better, for redemption deeming it “timeless.”
“As a nation we have gone through much difficulty and pain. As a people we acknowledge that we are poised at the dawn of a new day. It is time for us to plod forward, not in discord but harmoniously, even as we capitalize on the strengths of our diverse cultures.”
At the culmination of this Holy Week, on Good Friday ( March 25) Christians reflect on the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, and on Sunday (March 27) they celebrate His triumphant resurrection.
Easter commemorates the central event of the Christian faith: the resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after his death by crucifixion. All major branches of Christianity observe the holiday. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the centerpiece of the Christian faith, according to the Apostle Paul, who even says that if Jesus Christ has not been resurrected then the Christian faith is worthless and futile (1 Cor. 15:14-17).
Easter is the oldest Christian holiday and the most important day of the church year. All the Christian movable feasts and the entire liturgical year of worship are arranged around Easter. Easter is preceded by the season of Lent, a 40-day period of fasting and repentance culminating in Holy Week, and followed by a 50-day Easter Season that stretches from Easter to Pentecost.