On April 9 Easter celebrations for children of all ages - from the youngest to 13 year olds took place in “Philadelphia” church in Izhevsk. From early morning the church building was very alive. The youngest kids came first to praise the Lord. They are special people who like to play. In a playful manner together with the characters of the holiday – a Flower and a smart Crow – the children found themselves in the garden of Gethsemane where they heard the news about resurrection of our Savior. Together with the women who came to the garden they came to the tomb of the Lord and when they saw that the stone was removed, they met the Angel who told them about the resurrection of Jesus. The children praised the Lord with poems, dances and songs.

7 and 8 year olds got to experience the history of Easter holiday and found out why on this day people tell each other “Christ is risen!” Reenactment of the biblical story of the resurrection, praise and wonderful songs by “Radost” music band – everything created the fantastic atmosphere of the holiday.    

Older children saw the story “Two Angels” where the angel of light fought with the angel of darkness for the precious sole of a grandmother. The angel of light who came in the dream to the grandmother told her that she should come to Savior and shared the story of Jesus, His life, Calvary, and the resurrection. A granddaughter who came from church was so happy for the wonderful change she saw in her grandmother. The children witnessed strong faith of the girl, the power of her prayer and the triumphal power of love of our Savior who suffered for every one of us on the cross. The children also said poems and actively participated in a quiz about Easter: about life of Jesus Christ, prophecies about Him, His death on the cross and resurrection. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

Marina Nepomyaschaya

 



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