COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on the Easter Sunday bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 250 people when suicide bombers struck three churches and three hotels (all times...
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan Catholics celebrated Sunday Mass in their homes for a second week as churches remain closed amid fears of possible fresh attacks by Islamic...
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police say they have arrested a man suspected of firing his gun in the air during Orthodox Easter celebrations and accidentally shooting in the head an eight-year-old...
COPACIU, Romania (AP) — Orthodox Christians in a southern Romanian village lit fires and candles at the gravesites of friends and relatives, part of a centuries-old Easter ritual.
NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Before the undertakers could move in, Anusha Kumari wrested herself away from her sisters and flung herself on the three coffins, wailing. In an instant, she was left...
Hawaii Catholic church chapel vandalized on Easter night
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The chapel of a Hawaii Catholic church was vandalized during the night following Easter celebrations, according to a parish priest.
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May faced renewed pressure Tuesday from her restive Conservative Party to resign as lawmakers returned to Parliament — and to Brexit wrangling — after...
Punching Easter bunny who broke up fight has rap sheet
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It turns out an Easter bunny in Florida who was hailed as a hero for intervening in a fight between a man and woman has a rap sheet.
The Latest: Man recalls death of daughter, wife in blast
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local):
A man whose Australian wife and only child died in a bomb blast in a Sri...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking part in one of the oldest White House traditions, President Donald Trump blew a whistle and sent spoon-wielding kids into a frenzy Monday as they used the wooden utensils...
White House celebrates Easter Egg roll
At Easter Egg roll, Trump disputes Mueller report
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Catholic Church in Poland poured scorn Monday on an anti-Semitic ritual enacted over the Easter holiday that involved an effigy of Judas represented by a stereotypical...
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local):
Japan is confirming one of its citizens was killed in the Easter Sunday...
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Nine bombings of churches, luxury hotels and other sites on Easter Sunday killed more than 200 people and wounded hundreds more in Sri Lanka's deadliest violence since a...
Bonnets, costumes on display at NYC’s Easter Parade
NEW YORK (AP) — The fancy hats and finery were out and on display for New York City's annual Easter extravaganza.
Participants in the annual Easter Parade made their way along Manhattan's...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the "cruel violence" of the Easter Sunday slaughter of Christians and foreigners in Sri Lanka as he celebrated the most joyful moment on the Christian...
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PARIS (AP) — The archbishop of Paris and Catholics from around France and the world honored the firefighters who saved Notre Dame Cathedral, praying Sunday at a special Easter Mass for a swift...
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 93rd birthday, which this year coincides with Easter Sunday.
The queen is marking Easter by attending a service with other senior royals...
Pope during Easter vigil: reject the ‘glitter of wealth’
VATICAN CITY (AP) — At an Easter vigil in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis on Saturday encouraged people to resist cynicism or pursuing the "glitter of wealth," and to avoid seeking life's...
PARIS (AP) — Tourists, devout Catholics and others looked on mournfully at Notre Dame Cathedral Saturday, regretting that they couldn't get inside the magnificent monument on this Easter weekend...
NEW VINEYARD, Maine (AP) — The White House Easter Egg Roll will once again feature colorful eggs made in Maine.
Maine Wood Concepts has created 100,000 wooden eggs featuring the president...
Easter bonfires in Germany canceled over wildfire risk
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in eastern Germany are canceling plans for traditional Easter bonfires because warm, dry weather has increased the risk of wildfires.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private cargo ship brought the makings of an Easter feast to the International Space Station on Friday, along with mice and little flying robots.
CESKE BUDEJOVICE, Czech Republic (AP) — Participants in black suits with white masks are marching in the southern Czech city of Ceske Budejovice, beating drums and pushing small carts in a revival...
Pope washes inmates’ feet, says bishops must be servants
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 prisoners Thursday and urged them to serve one another as brothers, as he ushered in the solemn pre-Easter rituals made more poignant this...
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Space station shipment launched from Virginia seashore
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A fresh grocery shipment rocketed toward the International Space Station on Wednesday after launching from Virginia's seashore.
CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey dentist has resurrected a racy Easter display that was destroyed last week by an angry neighbor.
Wayne Gangi spent the weekend putting the lingerie-clad...
ELSTERHEIDE, Germany (AP) — A small Slavic minority in eastern Germany is keeping alive a long, intricate tradition of hand-painted Easter eggs that's been passed down by Sorbian families for...
Sununu hosts annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Hundreds of state employees and their families are expected to join Gov. Chris Sununu and his family for the annual Governor's Easter Egg Hunt.
CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman who used garden shears to destroy her neighbor's racy Easter display has been charged with criminal mischief.
Dentist vows to put racy Easter display back up
CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey dentist who created a racy Easter display is vowing to put it back up after a female neighbor used gardening shears to damage it.
Easter Carnival set for West Virginia Capitol grounds
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An Easter Carnival is set for the West Virginia Capitol Complex grounds this weekend.
The office of first lady Cathy Justice says the carnival will be held from 11...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A teacher in the predominantly Mormon state of Utah was placed on administrative leave after she forced a Catholic student to wash off the Ash Wednesday cross from his...
White House says Easter Egg Roll to take place on April 22
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says its annual Easter Egg Roll will be held April 22.
Tickets are free and can be requested through an online lottery scheduled to open Thursday at 10 a.m....
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three men accused of raping a 9-year-old Utah girl while her mother was smoking methamphetamine in a garage were found not guilty Wednesday after their lawyers argued they couldn't be convicted without physical evidence.
RITTMAN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a couple in Ohio was startled to find a stranger who had helped himself to leftover Easter candy and then fell asleep on the couch of their apartment.
The Twin Boro Lions Club of Sugar Notch and Warrior Run, along with I.O.O.F. Askam Lodge 899, held a children’s Easter party on March 24. The children all received Easter candy and a visit from the Easter Bunny. A few lucky children won a special Easter basket. Easter basket winners include Ava Spielmann, Corrina Spielman, Irie Symons, held by Lion member Victor Vega, Joey Flaherty, Brayden Pientka, Luke Scholten, John Balbach, Riley Cappella and the Easter Bunny.
The seven weeks of the season of Easter are an inspiring time to dive into Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances. There are just a few of these stories recorded in the Bible, and they are ripe with wonder and mystery.
The season of Easter stretches out 50 days from Easter Sunday and takes us all the way to Pentecost, an annual celebration of the Holy Spirit.
Students of Marcia Shook from St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Sioux City.
Written by students of Marcia Shook from St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Sioux City.
Some people think Easter is just about getting candy and finding eggs. But for Christians it’s actually about the time when Jesus rose from the dead and ascended into heaven. It’s a time of praise and remembering Jesus died for our sins so we may have eternal life.
The South Wilkes-Barre Residents’ Association “Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt “ was held on March 24 at the Kistler Elementary School in South Wilkes-Barre. Cinderella greeted the children and helped to make the Easter Egg Hunt a memorable experience for several hundred children in attendance. From left, are the Easter Bunny, George Brown, president, South Wilkes-Barre Residents’ Association, and Cinderella, Kylee McGrane of the “Moments of Magic Foundation.”
The celebration of "Christ Has Risen" at Holy Virgin Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Arnold was packed with much spiritual punch for the diminutive parish of 25.
Orthodox Christians on Sunday observed Orthodox Easter, the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ that typically is held the Sunday following the first full moon after Passover.
There are nearly 260 million Orthodox Christians around the world, according to the Pew Research Center.
PLAINS TWP. — A former Mohegan Sun Pocono boss accused of conspired in a rigged Easter egg drawing in exchange for a cut of the winnings was arraigned on felony charges Wednesday.
Organizers moved the annual Plum Eggstravaganza indoors because of poor weather, March 31.
The move from Plum Creek Park to the borough building across the street did not seem to bother the kids who came to hunt eggs and get their photos taken with the Easter Bunny. The borough, chamber of commerce and Rotary Club hosted the event.
Despite the cold weather, record numbers came out to the annual Easter egg hunt presented by Penn Hills Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday.
The event at Penn Hills Community Park featured games, crafts, an egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny.
Indian dance closes out 12-day Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival (photos)
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A weekend of Indian dance wrapped up the 12-day Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival at Waetjen Auditorium on the campus of Cleveland State University. The classical music and dance festival is held each year over the Easter weekend. The festival began in 1978 and has grown to become the largest Indian classical music and dance festival outside of India. CSU has hosted the festival for the past 40 years.
ERMIONI, Greece (AP) — As Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, a town on Greece's Peloponnese peninsula observed the holy day by burning an effigy of Judas at sea.
The ritual burning of Judas is a custom also observed by Roman Catholics in parts of Latin America as a symbolic punishment for Judas' betrayal of Christ for a monetary reward.
The tradition dates back centuries in some places. In the Greek town of Ermioni, it has been observed the past 25 years.
ERMIONI, Greece (AP) — A town on Greece's Peloponnese peninsula has observed Orthodox Easter by burning an effigy of Judas.
A fleet of about 20 small boats circled around a raft bearing a wire model of the apostle who betrayed Jesus Christ, then set the figure alight.
On land in the town on Ermioni, over 1,000 locals and visitors listened to music and watched a laser show.