Gallery | 2021: Resurrecting the practice of Easter

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Pastor Abraham Moyo of the Nazareth Apostolic church of God (ukukhanya kwe Afrika umthombo wokuphila) was at the Alberts Farm Park in Randburg on Good Friday to worship. Picture: Rosetta Msimango

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Christians around the country gathered for the first time in their numbers after last year’s national lockdown saw the 2020 Easter weekend effectively being cancelled by government in order to curb the spread of Covid-19.

This year South Africa entered alert level one of lockdown restrictions which allowed gatherings by churches, under strict conditions: Less than 250 people are allowed for indoor gatherings and less than 500 people for outdoor gatherings, with clear observations of Covid-19 health protocols.

Senior photographer Tebogo Letsie took to the temples of faith to capture the resurrected festivities and religious observations within the Gauteng province.

Congregants, who form part of the Saint Ezekiel Apolostic Church band, in Mohlakeng, Randfontein, were delighted to attend tot he faithful on Good Friday. Picture: Tebogo Letsie
A Catholic priest supplicates in the bowing position in front of the cross with a stature of Christ on it. On Good Friday congregants prayed before the beginning of the church service at the Regina Mundi church in Soweto. Picture: Tebogo Letsie
Congregants of Jerusalem Church of Prophecy in Zion in Mohlakeng, Randfontein, attending the Good Friday service for the first time in almost a year. Picture: Tebogo Letsie
A jubilant singer excitedly uses a tambourine during a church service at The Saint Ezekiel Apolostic Church in Mohlakeng, Randfontein on Good Friday. Picture: Tebogo Letsie
Congregants, who form part of the Saint Ezekiel Apolostic Church band, in Mohlakeng, Randfontein, were delighted to attend tot he faithful on Good Friday. Picture: Tebogo Letsie
Pastor Abraham Moyo of the Nazareth Apostolic church of God (ukukhanya kwe Afrika umthombo wokuphila) was at the Alberts Farm Park in Randburg on Good Friday to worship.Picture: Rosetta Msimango
A sign reading 'no mask no entry' on Good Friday at the church service in Regina Mundi in Soweto. Picture: Tebogo Letsie
Reading from the Bible in church was a welcome boon for some Congregants of the Jerusalem Church of Prophecy in Zion. Picture: Tebogo Letsie
Despite Catholic congregants attending a Good Friday church service at the Regina Mundi Church, it was made clear that all Covid-19 health protocols, including the practice of social distancing would be observed. Picture: Tebogo Letsie
Mask wearing was made compusory for all churchgoers at the Regina Mundi church in Soweto. Picture: Tebogo Letsie
Catholic congregants attending the Good Friday church service at the Regina Mundi Church in Soweto. Picture: Tebogo Letsie
Congregants of Jerusalem Church of Prophecy in Zion in Mohlakeng, Randfontein, attending the Good Friday service for the first time in almost a year. Picture: Tebogo Letsie
Despite Catholic congregants attending a Good Friday church service at the Regina Mundi Church, it was made clear that all Covid-19 health protocols, including the practice of social distancing would be observed. Picture: Tebogo Letsie
Catholic congregants attending the Good Friday church service at the Regina Mundi Church in Soweto.Picture: Tebogo Letsie
Mask wearing was made compusory for all churchgoers at the Regina Mundi church in Soweto. Picture: Tebogo Letsie
Reading from the Bible in church was a welcome boon for some Congregants of the Jerusalem Church of Prophecy in Zion. Picture: Tebogo Letsie


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