::Christians In The Triangle Celebrate Easter
By The Raleigh Chronicle Staff
Monday, April 9, 2007
RALEIGH - Triangle Christians marked the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ over the Easter weekend with several events, giving hope and inspiration to thousands of faithful believers in the area.
Despite the abnormally chilly weather, many churches held special sunrise services early in the morning on Easter Sunday talk about the resurrection of Jesus and what His message says to worshippers even now over 2,000 years later.
Many churches, such as the St. Michael's Church on Highhouse Road in Cary were packed despite the early hour of the services.
On Palm Friday in Raleigh, many churches and worshippers took part in a "cross walk" in the downtown area around the old Capitol building. The walk was designed to pay homage to Christ's walk in His last hours before the crucifixion as he was forced to carry the wooden cross through the streets of Jerusalem. Several different people carried the cross in Raleigh to different stations along the way.
In Raleigh, a group of motorcyclists organized by Ray Price Harley Davidson in conjunction with a ministry group spent Easter Sunday morning delivering Easter baskets via motorcycles to needy children in the city. The bike riders even had an official police escort and a six foot tall bunny along for the ride.
For photos of the Easter basket delivery event, click here. ::