Jesus Christ

  • Nitish Kumar exchanges greetings with principals of Patna missionary schools on Christmas December 26, 2013

    Midnight services in Churches heralded the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas that was celebrated with gaiety in Bihar on Wednesday. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar wished people on the occasion and prayed that the spirit and warmth of Christmas bestow enduring peace and harmony. The state capital was decked up for Christmas....
  • US judge forces baby to change name from Messiah August 12, 2013

    Thou shalt not be named Messiah! A US judge has forced a 7-month-old boy's name to be changed to mundane Martin from Messiah, saying the religious name was earned only by Jesus Christ. Jaleesa Martin, mother of the baby, is now appealing the court's decision after the judge ordered her son's...
  • Easter Sunday celebrated in Mizoram March 31, 2013

    Aizawl: Easter Sunday, the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion to redeem the world, was celebrated all over Mizoram on Sunday with religious solemnity and gaiety by different church denominations. Band parties of different corps of the Salvation Army on Sunday woke the Aizawl populace by playing the hymn,...
  • PM Manmohan Singh greets nation on Easter March 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday greeted the people on Easter Sunday, saying the festival celebrates compassion and brotherhood and the renewal of hope in a better tomorrow. "The eternal significance of Christ's resurrection is that love is stronger than hatred and truth triumphs over evil," Singh said in...
  • 'Jesus' wife' papyrus a fake: Vatican September 29, 2012

    Vatican City: An ancient papyrus fragment which a Harvard scholar says contains the first recorded mention that Jesus may have had a wife is a fake, the Vatican said on Friday. "Substantial reasons would lead one to conclude that the papyrus is indeed a clumsy forgery," the Vatican's newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano,...
  • Tallest statue of Christ in country unveiled September 29, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: A 33.5-foot-tall statue of Jesus Christ, billed as the tallest in the country, is ready to be blessed on Saturday at the campus of the Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology in Thiruvananthapuram. Made out of a mixture of resin, catalysts, fibre and wax by popular Malayalam film art...
  • Was Jesus married? New findings fuel debate September 20, 2012

    Boston: A previously unknown scrap of ancient papyrus written in ancient Egyptian Coptic includes the words "Jesus said to them, my wife," -- a discovery likely to renew a fierce debate in the Christian world over whether Jesus was married. The existence of the fourth-century fragment -- not much bigger than...
  • T'puram gets India's tallest Christ statue August 17, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The state capital is all set to sport the tallest statue of Jesus Christ in the country. The three-tonne, marble-white statue of Christ, to be unveiled soon at the Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology on Bethany Hills, Nalanchira, is 33.5 feet tall and pips the current record...
  • Christians observe Good Friday today April 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Christians around the world are observing Good Friday today. The day marks the crucification of Jesus Christ at the end of the Lent period and devotees will spend the day fasting. Good Friday is the culmination of the 40-day Lent period during which they abstained from meat, alcohol...
  • Indians march for peace in Jesus's birthplace December 25, 2011

    Jerusalem/Bethlehem: Hundreds of Christian pilgrims from India took out a procession in Jesus Christ's birthplace of Bethlehem praying for world peace on the eve of Christmas. Around 500 Indians who took part in the procession were Christian tourists from various parts of the country. "The scenes from various parts of the Middle...
  • Heckler calls Barack Obama anti-Christ September 28, 2011

    US President Barack Obama was heckled while speaking at the House of Blues in Los Anegles by a young man who called him anti-Christ. ...
  • Nails used to crucify Jesus Christ discovered? April 12, 2011

    Jerusalem: Could two of the nails used to crucify Jesus have been discovered in a 2,000-year-old tomb in Jerusalem? And could they have mysteriously disappeared for 20 years, only to turn up by chance in a Tel Aviv laboratory? That is the premise of the new documentary film "The Nails of the...
  • Schoolbook calls Jesus 'wine-guzzling vagrant' December 14, 2010

    Bedford, NH: A New Hampshire couple told a school board that their son's civil rights were violated when he was assigned a book that refers Jesus Christ as a "wine-guzzling vagrant and precocious socialist." The 2001 book, "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America," documents author Barbara Ehrenreich's attempts...
  • On Good Friday, many visit Malayatoor church April 2, 2010

    It's good friday, and for all the roads in Kerala leads to perhaps one place, the Malayatoor church in Ernakulam district. For those, who throng the church believed to be set up by St Thomas, its a way of reliving the pain that Jesus Christ went through. ...
  • Shillong mulls blasphemy law in 'smoking Jesus' row February 23, 2010

    Guwahati: Christian outrage at a school book picture showing Jesus Christ holding a beer bottle and a cigarette has spurred authorities Meghalaya to draft an anti-blasphemy law for schools. Police in Meghalaya state have seized the notebooks and are taking a New-Delhi based private publisher to court on accusations of offending...
  • Cigarette-holding Jesus in school book triggers row February 19, 2010

    Shillong: Pictures of Jesus Christ holding a cigarette in one hand and a beer can in another in a book for primary classes have triggered a row in Meghalaya and the state government is now contemplating legal action against the New Delhi-based publisher. The objectionable pictures of Jesus Christ found in...
  • Devotees flock to Mahim church to see 'bleeding' Jesus June 28, 2008

    Mumbai: Thousands of devotees flocked to Mahim's St. Michael's Church in Mumbai on Friday to experience what they called a miracle. Spots of what looks like blood were seen on a picture of Jesus Christ in the church. The picture is called the Divine Mercy and it shows a ray of light...
  • Jesus to make a splash by endorsing bottled water November 3, 2007

    New York: A drinks company is banking on some divine help in a new venture —selling Spiritual Water in bottles featuring Jesus and carrying prayers — despite warnings that this promotion could backfire. Spiritual Brands Inc, a start-up company from Florida, is hoping to make a splash in the...
  • Chocolate statue of Jesus makes a gallery debut October 31, 2007

    New York: The likeness of Jesus can be found in mugs, tattoos and even t-shirts. But if you really want to stir up some attention, nothing beats putting him in chocolate. So is sculpting Jesus out of chocolate, freedom of artistic expression, disrespect of religion or both? “I'm doing it because I find...
  • Oh Jesus! Christ goes naked in sweet avatar October 18, 2007

    New York: A life-size chocolate sculpture of a naked Jesus will finally be displayed in New York starting in late October, seven months after an outcry by Roman Catholics forced a different gallery to cancel its exhibition. The chocolate Jesus will be joined by sculptures of several fully clothed saints,...
  • Christians observe Good Friday April 6, 2007

    Mumbai: Good Friday also known as God’s Friday is a significant day in Christian calendar. The Corrieas observe Good Friday like they do every year, through prayer, abstinence and fasting, to mark the pain and suffering that Jesus Christ went through when he was crucified. Controversies including the Da Vinci Code or...
  • Jesus! Chocolate, Obama and a row April 6, 2007

    New York: There have been Jesus action figures, wax Jesus and Jesus bobble heads and now heads are bobbling over two new Jesus controversies in the US a week before Easter. Senator Barak Obama, a candidate for the 2008 US presidential election, has been turned into a bobbling puppet Jesus and...
  • 'Astrology won't find you true love' June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Lonely hearts who turn to horoscopes to find their perfect partner are wasting their time, says a recent study according to Daily Mail. The research failed to see any evidence of attraction between star signs. It also concluded that the zodiac had no impact on our chances of...
  • Titanic director finds Jesus' grave February 26, 2007

    New Delhi: Titanic director James Cameron and Simcha Jacobovici of Exodus fame have produced a documentary which they claim is about to rock the very foundation of Christianity. Cameron claims the coffins of Jesus Christ and his family have been found at a burial cave in a suburb of Jerusalem, adding...
  • Indian takes on Christ's life June 18, 2007

    Thrissur: A choreography based on a famous poem on Christ's life, was staged in Thrissur. What's new is that Christ's life was depicted by blending elements of Mohiniattam and Bharatnatyam in the musical. When German poet Johann Ernst Hanxleden, came to Kerala in 1700 as a missionary, little did he...
  • Jesus goes black for US film buffs October 26, 2006

    Los Angeles: It's a familiar image for millions of Christians: Jesus, with a crown of thorns, hanging from the cross. What colour is he? In a controversial new film opening Friday, he is black. Colour of the Cross tells a traditional story, focusing on the last 48...
  • Friday and 13th? Celebrate anyway! October 13, 2006

    New Delhi: For the superstitious, Friday the 13th would be a day to steer clear of anything deemed unlucky, but for many among Gen X, it is fast turning out to be the time to raise some hell - and party night long. Though not a very big marketing event in...