"He Is Risen!" – Kigali Archbishop, Netizens Share Goodwill Messages as World Celebrates Easter

By Wycliffe Nyamasege
On 31 March 2024 at 08:32

Christian faithful from all walks of life thronged social media on Sunday, March 31, 2024, to share messages of goodwill to mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The holy day, widely known as Easter Sunday, is celebrated among Christian communities in many parts of the world with church services, family gatherings, feasting, and various cultural traditions.

This Christian holy day is observed three days after Good Friday, which is believed to be the day Jesus Christ was crucified by Roman authorities and died on Calvary.

Since Friday, Christians have been sharing messages of goodwill on social media to commemorate the painful sacrifices and intense suffering endured by the Son of God during his three-year mission on Earth.

On Sunday, it was no different as netizens took to various social media platforms to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, with the Catholic Church having set the mood last evening.

In his message to the country on the eve of Easter Sunday, Archbishop of Kigali, Cardinal Antoine Kambanda, challenged members of the public to embrace unity and put an end to self-centered behavior, which he said is a significant driver of conflicts.

“Nowadays people tend to look at themselves and being selfish. When many people do so, they can’t come together. If such disunity starts from relatives, families that’s the source of conflicts.

“God is the only one who knows what will be beneficial to us, let Jesus Christ who has risen today reveal that to us, he defeated death. Let’s thank God as we celebrate our holy Easter,” Cardinal Kambanda said.

Netizens, on the other hand, extended heartfelt wishes to their loved ones and the world at large during the Holy Easter weekend.

“Happy Easter Sunday dear X family. May all your burdens be washed away by the blood of Jesus,” X user Birungi Bianca wrote on the platform formerly known as Twitter.

“Hallelujah ! Hallelujah ! He is Risen , Happy Easter to you all Fam,” Ayebare Martin said.

BOD Republic said: “As we celebrate Easter, may the love of Christ fill your home with happiness and blessings. Happy Easter to you and your family!”

The corporate sector in Rwanda was also not left behind as various companies seized the opportunity to wish their customers a joyous Easter.

“Happy Easter! May this long Easter weekend bring you joyful memories and happiness to you and your loved ones,” MTN Rwanda wrote on X.

“Wishing all a joyous Easter filled with blessings of renewal and happiness. Happy Easter!” Real estate company House in Rwanda shared.

Bbox Rwanda wrote: “Happy Easter from all of us at Bboxx! 🐰✨ May your day be filled with joy, laughter, and plenty of surprises!”

"Happy Easter to you and your loved ones from all of us at QSS Rwanda! May we rise anew and become the best versions of ourselves," Q-Sourcing Servetec Rwanda wrote on X.

Rwanda Labour Rights Organization (RLRO) wrote “Happy Easter to all! May this season bring renewal and unity to our workplaces. Let’s continue our efforts for decent work, and Social justice . Wishing you a peaceful and prosperous Easter!”

Christians celebrating Easter Eve at St Michel Cathedral, Kigali