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The symbolism and significance of Easter as a season of hope has never been more meaningful, as the world begins its comeback from 13 months of a global pandemic. For Christians across the United States, Easter services reflect an extra measure of joy as the nation experiences optimism due to rising vaccination and immunity numbers. Even while observing restrictions, many churches were expecting to draw the largest numbers of in-person worshippers in months, the Associated Press reported last week. “It almost feels like we’ve been in Lent for a year, and we are ready for Easter,” Houston pastor the Rev. Meredith Mills told AP.
Christianity’s most joyous feast day was celebrated worldwide with faithful sitting far apart in pews and singing choruses of “Hallelujah” through face coverings on a second Easter Sunday conditioned by pandemic precautions. From Protestant churches in South Korea to St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, worshippers followed national or local regulations aimed at…