|BACK TO LENT TO EASTER|
|Also known as Pascha, Feast of Resurrectin, Resurrection Day. The most important celebration in the Christian faith.
Jesus showed the world that he was the savior.
This day celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, which we believe occured on the 3rd day after his death in the period 27 AD to 33AD.
Catholics often give devotion to the Divine Mercy. Since the 2nd Sunday of Easter is Divine Mercy SUnday. (See DIVINE MERCY in CONTENTS)
When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdelene, and Mary the mother of Jesus and Savior, brought spices that they might come and annoint Him. Very early on the 1st day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. They were saying among themselves "who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?" for it was very big. Looking up they saw the stone was rolled back.
Entering the tomb they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were amazed. He said to them "Do not be amazed, you seek Jesus the Nazarene who had been crucified. He has risen He is not here. Behold, the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter He goes before you into Galilee. There you will see him, as he said to you."
They went out and fled from the tomb for tembling and astonishment had come to them. They said nothing to anyone for they were afraid.
|Symbols of Easter:
|The ENGLISH word EASTER|
|THE ENGLISH WORD " EASTER"
Easter is an ENGLISH word derives from the name of a Germanic goddess, and you won't get any argument from me if you think the word should be deprecated because of its association with pagan fertility rites. On the other hand, the Old Testament book of Esther is named after a Jewish heroine who bore the name of the goddess Ishtar! In the ancient Church, the celebration of the Resurrection was called Passover, Today, Orthodox CHristians call this holiday the Pasch (as in paschal lamb), which is the Greek word for Passover. In Anglican churches, the designation Sunday of the Resurrection is often preferred over Easter and in Lutheran liturgy, it is called The Resurrection of the Lord.