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Devotees take part in Easter special prayers

Press Trust of India  |  Nagapattinam (TN) 

Hundreds of devotees thronged the Shrine Basilica at Vailankanni in Nagapattinam district in connection with the Easter celebrations today.

As a mark of celebrating the resurrection of Jesus, a candle light procession commenced at 11 PM on Saturday. When the clock struck 12, resurrection of Jesus was announced by Prabhakar Adigalar, the parish priest and special prayers were held.

Prayers in all South Indian languages commenced this morning and will be held throughout the day.

Pilgrims from various parts of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, and participated in the festival.

At Tarangambadi, special prayers were held at the New church, Asia's oldest protestant church.

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First Published: Sun, April 16 2017. 09:57 IST