Christmas Celebrated with Gaiety in Two Telugu States

Christmas Celebrated with Gaiety in Two Telugu States
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Christmas celebrated today with traditional enthusiasm and religious fervour with members of Christian community in Hyderabad thronged to St. Mary's church in Secunderabad for special prayers. (Pics: Mazher)

Christians were celebrating Christmas on grand note in two Telugu States. Christians started prayers since Sunday midnight in churches, which were being decorated beautifully with electric lights. Christians were participated in special prayers on midnight of Sunday at several places, including Hyderabad and Secunderabad historical churches. Christians greeted each other chanting happy Christmas. They praised Jesus with special songs. Bishops enlightened Christians about the Christmas with their prophecies. They distributed prasadams to the participants. Christians greeted each other while embracing each other, irrespective of old and young.

Christmas celebrations were started on grand note at Medak CSI church, which was second largest church in Asian continent. Christians not only from two Telugu states but also from across the nation reached Medak CSI Church. They participated in special prayers. Christmas celebrations were started on grand note at Andhra Pradesh’s temporary capital city Vijayawada. Christians were participated in midnight special prayers here. At Vizag, Christians celebrated Jesus birthday on grand note while decorating churches beautifully. Churches were echoed with special prayers since Sunday midnight. Christians sung devotional songs on Jesus and Mariamma. In Prakasham district, the churches were glittering with electric colour lights. Pastors were conducted special prayers in century old historical church Chirala St Louis Marks Lutheran church. They delivered divine message on the occasion.

YSRCP president YS Jaganmohan Reddy, accompanied by his family members participated in the Christmas celebrations at CSI Church in Pulivendula in Kadapa district. Senior bishops and priests conducted special masses and read out the Christmas message.

Governor ESL Narasimhan, Chief Ministers K. Chandrasekhar Rao and N Chandrababu Naidu have extended greetings to the people. Leader of the Opposition in AP Assembly YS Jagan Mohan Reddy too extended greetings to people.