Utahns Celebrate Easter

Utahns Celebrate Easter

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(KSL News) Considered the holiest day on the Christian calander, churches throughout the state were full to overflowing on this Easter Sunday.

Worshippers at the First Presbyterian Church of Salt Lake City greeted each other today with a traditional Easter service.

They celebrated the day with a special sermon and music.

Music was a big part of today's services, no matter the denomination.

Traditional music marked the beginning of the Easter service at the Cathedral of the Madeleine. Members of the congregation came to observe the day with songs, sermon, and prayer.

And this morning's Music and the Spoken Word program included the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's voices raised in the familiar hymns.

The Easter celebration is the most joyous holiday in the Christian calendar. It's the day, according to the Bible, that Jesus rose from the dead after crucifixion.

But not everyone celebrated by attending church services. The Salt Lake City Mission threw an Easter celebration at Pioneer Park today.

Anyone that stopped by could enjoy a meal of roast beef, mashed potatos and other goodies. They could also pick up any needed clothing items, donated by generous Utahns.

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