Christians across the city offered special prayers across churches in the district on Easter Sunday to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Putin attended the night Easter service at Cathedral of Christ the Savior, with Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church leading the service, the Kremlin said. Egg painting and egg hunt competitions for kids were held.
"So it's great to see so many people and have so many people come to celebrate Easter in the right way". The whole relationship with Christianity is that point.
"Our faith is alive, because it is based on the event of the resurrection of Christ", Bartholomew said.
According to recent studies about 80 percent of Americans are celebrating the Easter holiday and more than 50 percent of Americans are expected to attend Easter mass today.
At St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Francis lamented the horrors generated by war and hatred, delivering an Easter Sunday message that decried the "latest vile" attack in Syria - a bombing Saturday that killed more than a hundred people.
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"As Christians, we believe that Jesus has risen and our journey with our Lord has been renewed and therefore, it is important for us to forgive and forget all those that may have hurt us and seek forgiveness from all those that we might have hurt", he said.
Pastor Asish Mahato said Easter was God's victory over sin and death, washed by the blood of Jesus Christ. Originating from the German word "Oster" (New Life Renewal), Easter is the culmination of over two months of dedicated worship.
Another local resident, Twinkle Tom, went for a 3am mass at St Mary's Church in Oud Metha and then returned home.
The cathedral is a potent symbol of the revival of observant Christianity in Russian Federation after the fall of the officially atheist Soviet Union.
Rev. Fr. Raymond D'Souza SJ led the Easter Vigil procession from Azalo (the traditional place of ox fighting competition of the Kidima village) to the church.