RANGPUR, Dec 25, 2020 (BSS) – The Christian community celebrated
their biggest religious festival of Christmas marking the birthday of
Jesus Christ here today amid due religious festivity.
The authorities of different churches chalked out limited
programmes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic to celebrate the
festivity strictly abiding by the health directives.
The programmes included morning prayers, recitation from the holy
Bible, carol singing, cutting Christmas cakes, decoration of Xmas
trees at Sadar Baptists Church and other churches in different places.
The Christian community decorated the churches with tiny blinking
lights and illuminated Christmas trees and special dishes were
prepared in their families and the children were seen seeking
blessings from their parents, relatives and elders.
In their welcome speeches, the Christian religious leaders greeted
the community people at different churches since the morning.
The authorities of Rangpur Sadar Baptists Church, Balapara AG Church
in Mithapukur upazila, Taraganj Church and Jihori Samos Church
arranged limited scale colourful programmes.
Father of Sadar Baptists Church Reverend Barnobas Hembrom, Pastor
of Balapara AG Church Babul Roy and the Christian community leaders
participated in the Christmas cake cutting ceremonies along with a
limited number of their community people.
Deputy Commissioner Md. Asib Ahsan visited Rangpur Sadar Baptists
Church and greeted the Christian community people on the occasion of
Special prayers were offered at the churches seeking divine
blessings to get rid of the COVID-19 pandemic for the welfare, peace
and prosperity of the country, its people and humanity as a whole.