Holy Week Ends

Holy week ended Sunday for Christians around the world.

Easter Sunday marks the day of resurrection, a biblical event on which the foundation of Christian faith is built. On this day Christians believe as the scriptures indicate, that after being crucified three days earlier, Jesus Christ of Nazareth rose from the dead. In the Beaufort County town of Chocowinity parishioners of the First Baptist Church like many Christians across the world, met for a traditional Easter Sunrise Service, re-enacting the sentiment of people who arrived to Jesus' empty grave.

The idea of an early resurrection church service to be held at sunrise in a cemetery came from the Moravians in the early 1700s.