Fresh off returning from treatment in Cuba, President David Granger yesterday attended Easter Sunday service at the St Matthew’s Parish Church, Providence, East Bank Demerara, where he spread a message of love, faith and hope.
A release from the Department of Public Information noted that the president attended the service with his daughter, Han Granger-Gaskin.
“Easter is the reason for the church. Without the passion of Christ, without the resurrection, there would be no reason for the church, no cause, no justification. It is the resurrection of Christ we celebrate,” he reminded the congregation.
He further urged the attendees to remember the importance of Easter, not once a year, but throughout the year, and reminded them that Christianity is a religion of love, faith and hope.
President Granger, who was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, and has been receiving treatment in the Republic of Cuba, thanked the congregation for its prayers.
“I have been fighting this disease of cancer and I would like to thank you for your prayers and good wishes,” he said.