"Christ was born for us, to save us from our sins, the least we can do is come on His day of birth and celebrate with Him and celebrate with our church family", says Pastor Flynn. In some of the churches, the services concluded with the distribution of cake and coffee.
The St Philomena's Church - one of the tallest churches in Asia situated at the Lashkar Mohalla in the city sported a grand look and thousands of devotees thronged the church to take part in the mass prayer.
"We prayed for world peace and especially for peace in Kashmir. This year also we did not make it so big, but colourful celebrations are taking place", said Father Roy at the Holy Family Catholic Church on MA Road in Srinagar.
On the occasion, Secretary Tourism Sarmaad Hafeez addressed the gathering and said, "The department was organising cultural events and adventure sports activities to entertain tourists and to engage locals". May the spirit of Christmas be the harbinger of prosperity, abundance and peace in your lives.
"We are begging you for the homeless, the poor, the children, the country, the suffering, the oppressed", Priest Maciej Sokolowski prayed during the ceremony.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in his felicitation message said that Jesus Christ (AS) brought and preached the message of peace, brotherhood and love for the whole humanity. "It was pleasing to see lot of non-Christians celebrating Christmas with the community".
Pak tightens security ahead of Jadhav's meeting with family
Pakistan has repeatedly denied India consular access to Jadhav on the ground that it was not applicable in cases related to spies. The exact time of the meeting is not immediately known but officials said it would be around midday or early afternoon.
"Christmas celebration comes once a year, and this is God providing us opportunity and giving us another chance to remember his love towards us, so that we melt the heart of stone and transform it into a tender soft one and distribute love in every possible way", he added.
For the first time after a gap of 50 years, the church bell rang on Christmas at Moulana Azad road.
After Reliance Jio launched the Rs 199 and Rs 299 plan last week, BSNL and Vodafone have been quick to catch up on the offering. Jio's Rs 199 prepaid recharge plan gives subscribers 1.2 GB daily data while the Rs 299 plan offers 2 GB data per day.
Trump on Wednesday had blamed several nations of taking help from U.S. and not returning the favour when needed. Unsurprisingly the vote was referred to as "preposterous" by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
South Florida's most impactful player is quarterback Quinton Flowers , who can make plays in the air and on the ground. Facing fourth and three, the Red Raiders chose to go for it, but Shimonek was sacked by Senat for a loss of 10 yards.
Excerpts released by Buckingham Palace indicate Elizabeth praises the "powerful identities" of Manchester and London. She said: "I don't know that anyone had invented the term 'platinum" for a 70th wedding anniversary when I was born.
Pier 39, packed with restaurants, bars and souvenir shops, is one of San Francisco's most popular tourist spots . Officials have stopped a man who they say was plotting a terror attack in San Francisco over the holidays.
The Caledonia Police Department is seeking a woman who allegedly stole a Salvation Army red kettle from an area pharmacy. Last year, The Salvation Army provided over 2.4 million meals and helped almost half a million MA residents in need.
In the picture, the star looks cosy in a bright red knitted jumper that matched her lipstick as she stared out into the distance. The publication also reports that Kylie , who is due to give birth in February, is nervous about becoming a mum.
McMahon - who's now 72-years old - wants to right some old wrongs and he could be thinking about reviving the XFL . The XFL , which was a joint venture between WWE and NBC , was supposed to be a direct competitor to the NFL.
Sunday's steady snowfall, though admittedly worrying for some motorists, thrilled area residents dreaming of a white Christmas. Highs Christmas Day will be in the 20s while temperatures on Tuesday will only recover to the low- to mid-teens.
The exact times of sunrise and sunset depend on two things: your latitude and geographic location within your time zone. Northerners spend most of the longest solar day of the year facing away from the Sun in the cold of a winter's night.
The jewelry, dubbed "blackamoor" jewelry is a bust of a black person adorned with a gold crown and colorful crystals. This isn't the first time Princess Michael of Kent was accused of racial insensitivity, either.
'We say Christmas again very proudly'
Trump's teleconference, where the President touted the military and their families, continues a tradition set by past presidents. In a Christmas Eve call to USA troops overseas, President Trump said the nation is saying Merry Christmas "very proudly".
Serena Williams to make return after birth of her daughter
The Mubadala event had already seen men's world number one Rafael Nadal and three-time Grand Slam victor Stan Wawrinka withdraw. Williams and Ostapenko will be the first women to participate in the 10th edition of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship .
Harry Kane admit Alan Shearer's inspired landmark treble
Speaking to BT Sport after the victory at Turf Moor, the England worldwide said: "I am aware I've equalled Alan Shearer's record". When you look at their team, they are a top-class team and put in a great performance against us and made it really tough.