Prayers and canticle across the city paved way for reigned cheer and festivities as church bells rang at midnight, wishing Merry Xmas to everyone. The festival mood was visible as stars lit up every church and songs of the vocalists filled the air.
In Secunderabad, at SD Road the centre of midnight mass was the St Mary’s Basilica, to attend prayers large number of ardent came there. Archbishop Thumma Bala later started the mass at 11:45 pm.
The celebrations began with the birth of Jesus Christ exactly at midnight. After the mass the gathering wished Merry Christmas to everyone.
“Christmas brings joy for everybody. There have been many disturbances of late. May the Lord restore peace and let there be new and good beginning henceforth” said Fr Balashoury.