"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".
"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.
It's going to be a long summer's day today, seriously
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.
Fire officials were investigating whether a Christmas tree was to blame for the fire at the Irving house. All families have been relocated or are in a Red Cross Shelter located the First Baptist Church.
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.
He was Google's CEO for ten years until 2011, and the chairman of the board from 2001 to 2004, and later from 2007 to 2001. In 2015, Google restructured to become Alphabet and Schmidt assumed the same role at the newly named parent company.
The crash happened on one of the busiest streets in Moscow near the Slavyanksy Boulevard metro station, Reuters reported. Sobyanin also visited the scene, telling journalists he had ordered a full inspection of the entire Moscow bus fleet.
North Korea has repeatedly defied Security Council resolutions to halt its nuclear weapons and missile testing. It requires countries using North Korean laborers to send them back home within 12 months.
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.
As if the blowing and drifting snow wasn't enough from that wind, bitterly cold wind chills will be settling in as well. Colder air settles in today with temperatures dropping into the low teens by late afternoon and wind chills near zero.
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.
Jasprit Bumrah , Bhuvneshwar Kumar , Mohammad Shami and Shardul Thakur complete the pace attack with Hardik Pandya as the back-up. The fact that he was impressive the last time around India toured South Africa must have gone in favour of him.
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.
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 .
Fire breaks out at London Zoo
The zoo remained closed to the public on what had been expected to be a busy day at the popular facility in Regent's Park. One aardvark, Misha , died in the blaze and a spokesperson for the zoo has confirmed four meerkats are now missing.