Norwegians celebrate Easter at Pattaya Seamen’s Church

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Christians believe Easter is the most important holy day in the liturgical year. According to the gospels, Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion for our sins.

 

During the whole last week, what happened during Easter week some 2000 years ago was in focus at the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Pattaya, through services and social gatherings.

The week culminated in the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection at the Norwegian Church in Pattaya on Easter Day – last Sunday, April 24.

The Easter Day service is conducted by Senior Pastor Jan Olav Johannessen.The Easter Day service is conducted by Senior Pastor Jan Olav Johannessen.

40-50 people gathered for a free Norwegian breakfast at 10 a.m., followed by the Easter Day service conducted by Senior Pastor Jan Olav Johannessen. It was a jubilating service, with a lot of happy songs to celebrate that Jesus rose from the dead and is living today.

The entire congregation sings a lot of happy songs to celebrate that Jesus rose from the dead and is living today.The entire congregation sings a lot of happy songs to celebrate that Jesus rose from the dead and is living today.

Hymns are accompanied by the beautiful sounds of the guitar duet.Hymns are accompanied by the beautiful sounds of the guitar duet.

40-50 people enjoy meeting with their friends before church services during a free Norwegian breakfast.40-50 people enjoy meeting with their friends before church services during a free Norwegian breakfast.