Good Friday
News  /  Published 16.04.22

Easter portrays the song of new life

The festival of Easter is without a doubt one of the most important festivals in the Christian calendar. It comes as the culmination of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, observed with prayer, pen...
By Rev. Dr. Dominic Savio, SJ

News  /  Published 16.04.22

Sales of Easter eggs and buns pick up after two-year Covid lull

Small businesses were content with the sales this year. Shelley Joseph, who sells pickles, jams, cakes and other items from home, said orders had been coming in from mid-March, when she started posti...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

Lifestyle  /  Published 13.04.22

The walk of faith: Seven churches on Good Friday

The seven stops, on this particular year, were as follows: St Teresa’s Church (AJC Bose Road) Nirmala Shishu Bhavan, a unit of the Missionaries of Charity (AJC Bose Road) Convent of Our Lad...
By Rangan Datta

News  /  Published 05.04.22

Covid curbs off, air fares soar as mid-April holiday window beckons

The first spell of holidays after India’s Covid restrictions have largely been lifted is ahead and air fares have gone through the roof.  Fares to Dehradun, Srinagar, Bhubaneswar, Pak...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata


Calcutta  /  Published 03.04.21

Easter: A feast of love, peace and hope

On Good Friday, we commemorate the suffering and death of Jesus on the Cross to save us from sin and death. But Good Friday is not the end. On Easter Sunday, we celebrate how God raised Jesus from the...
By Rev Fr. Dr. Dominic Savio SJ in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 03.04.21

Holy week spending takes a dive

At least three of them said the price of Easter eggs and hampers have been retained at what it was in 2019. Celebrations this year are expected to be mostly limited to going to the church for service...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 19.03.21

Circular for Good Friday and Easter

The veneration of the Cross in Roman Catholic churches is to be done by joining hands, instead of “kissing or touching the Cross,” on Good Friday, archbishop Thomas D’Souza has said....
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

World  /  Published 11.04.20

Trump gaffe sparks anger

US President Donald Trump was at his blooper best when he mistook Good Friday for Easter and wished the world “Happy Good Friday”, triggering an avalanche of criticism from the Twitterati who tore...
By PTI in Washington

India  /  Published 10.04.20

PM recalls courage of Jesus Christ on Good Friday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered Jesus Christ on Good Friday, saying he devoted his life to serve others.'Lord Christ devoted his life to serving others. His courage and righteousness stand out...
By PTI in New Delhi


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