Christmas celebrated with hopes of love, peace and harmony

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Baptist and other well-known churches, including Beldih Church, Emanuel Baptist Church and St George Church, held mass prayer service between 7am and 8am. The prayers were followed by distribution of candies and cutting of cakes. Faithful from all over the country gathered in large numbers at Shrine Basilica of our Lady of Health in Vailankanni and also New Jerusalem Church at Tarangambadi, the oldest protestant church in Asia, and offered prayers. Christmas spreads the message of love and peace. Before the downpours began, modest numbers of onlookers mulled about Manger Square and a steady stream of visitors paid respects at the Church of the Nativity. It was an fantastic experience.

Sabyasachi Satpathy, of Big Boss reality show fame, is celebrating Christmas in Mumbai with celebs like Udita Goswami. The celebration of the Christmas has been day by day increases. In his hometown growing up, he said, he can recall decisions made by churches that he found to be off-putting and said he sympathizes with people who may be reluctant to approach a church at Christmas.

"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.

In Kerala, which has a sizable Christian population, special prayers, midnight masses and low key festivities today marked Christmas as the state witnessed massive devastation and loss of life due to cyclone Ockhi last month.

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Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has extended greetings and good wishes to the people of the state on the pious occasion of Christmas.

Christmas trees, bells, gifts and cakes were flooded in the markets where several people wearing Santa Claus signature cap could be seen enjoying the festive spirit. Hope for humanity, hope for peace, hope that the better angels of our nature will prevail over our darker instincts.

Michel said that he has celebrated most of his Christmases in Kashmir valley but on a few occasions he has celebrated the festival in other Indian states. The Christian community also attended the special services on Sunday and visited their relatives and friends to exchange Christmas greetings.

The Governor Kohli said that India has tradition to celebrate all the festivals with harmony and brotherhood. Christians greeted each other chanting happy Christmas.

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