Christmas Day Mass at St. Charles

26 December, 2017, 04:15 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
  • St Mary’s Church in Gulmarg on Sunday

Kozhikode: Christmas, which marks the birth of Jesus Christ, is being celebrated across Kerala with religious fervour and gaiety on Monday.

Meanwhile, Christmas Mass was also held at St Mary's Church in tourist destination Gulmarg.

The centre of attraction was the St. Philomena's Church where a large number of people arrived to witness the celebrations. In some of the churches, the services concluded with the distribution of cake and coffee.

Church members and the choir sang Christmas carols and hymns as part of Christmas Eve celebrations from 11 pm.

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In a Monday message, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi congratulated Christians around the world on the advent of the Christian New Year and the birthday anniversary of Jesus Christ.

The church wore a festive look with buntings and balloons decorated all over it.

The devotees in all the churches lauded the communal brotherhood of Kashmir and prayed for peace and prosperity in Kashmir.

"We are happy that Jesus Christ descended on the earth on this day to relieve us from our sins", said a person at a church in Bhubaneswar.

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However, people missed "White Christmas" as there was no snowfall in the Valley.

Earlier in a message on the eve of Christmas, Bilawal said his party has always fought for the rights of minorities and is the true heir of founder of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

The Tourism Department had made elaborate arrangements for making the festival grand lighting up lanterns and organizing cultural programmes. They were seen wearing new winter clothes on the occasion.

Director Tourism, Mahmood Ahmad Shah said Gulmarg, being a skiing destination for foreigners across the world we welcome them come to visit the place. "We do not care for each other and we do not have the courage to show humanity", the pastor said.

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The countrywide political leaders also facilitated the Christian community on the Christmas occasion.

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