Rehan Qayoom Mir
Srinagar, Dec 25 : The vibrant festivities of Christmas echoed throughout Kashmir as devout residents celebrated the joyous occasion while the Holy Family Catholic Church at Maulana Azad Road, Srinagar witnessed a huge rush of devotees who gathered at the religious place to participate in the morning prayers with zeal and zest.
Amidst a dense cover of fog, a large number of devotees thronged to the Family Catholic Church in Srinagar to participate in the special morning prayers, embracing the spirit of Christmas.
The sight of congregants filling the pews reverberated with harmonious hymns and prayers, signifying the unity and jubilation that this festival brings.
According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer KNO), adequate security arrangements were made put in place by the administration to ensure a peaceful and secure environment for the devotees.
Meanwhile, Kashmir, known for its rich cultural diversity, witnessed the joyous amalgamation of traditions as people from various walks of life came together to celebrate this special occasion.
“The Holy Family Catholic Church became a hub of communal harmony, symbolizing unity and spreading messages of peace and love,” one of the devotees said.
Local residents expressed their delight at being able to participate in the celebrations, cherishing the opportunity to rejoice in the festivities with their friends and families.
“Christmas is a time when our hearts are filled with the warmth of God’s love, reminding us of the greatest gift ever given—His Son, Jesus Christ,” said Josap, a devotee.
Another devotee, Mikel added that “gathering in prayer and song at the Family Catholic Church during Christmas brings us closer.”—(KNO)