About Easter – Meaning, Traditions, Dates and History
Easter – Resurrection Sunday – is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. Jesus’ divinity is rooted in the moment when Jesus Christ came back to life after death. This event Described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion when According to New Testament Bible, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb where Jesus was buried and found it empty. An angel told her that Jesus Christ had risen and resurrected returning from the dead.
The Paschal candle is the first candle to be lit with a flame from this sacred fire and is the symbol of light (life) dispelling darkness (death). Christians celebrate the resurrection on Easter Sunday, two days after Good Friday, the day of his crucifixion
Easter is the most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church, celebrating the resurrection of Christ – held between 21 March and 25 April, on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern spring equinox
What does Easter mean in the Bible?
The Bible states that if Jesus hadn’t risen, Christian preaching and faith would have been “in vain” or even “empty.” In other words, therefore the belief that Christians have in Jesus’ divinity is rooted in the moment of his resurrection
Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD
The Paschal candle is the first candle to be lit with a flame from this sacred fire and is the symbol of light (life) dispelling darkness (death). Along with other Easter traditions, such as: Easter bunny Eggs – Easter Lamb – Paschal candle – Easter Basket – Easter Ham – Easter Palm and Olive branch they represent the Easter Traditions in Europe, America and all-over the World.
Easter Eggs – Easter bunny eggs – Egg hunt
The story of the Easter Bunny is thought to have become common in the 19th Century. Rabbits usually give birth to a big litter of babies (called kittens), so they became a symbol of new life. Legend has it that the Easter bunny lays, decorates and hides eggs as they are also a symbol of new life.
Easter Rabbit – Hare
The lamb is a significant symbol of Easter, because Jesus is often referred to in the Bible as the “Lamb of God.” The lamb was a sacrifice made during the Jewish Passover, and it in turn became a symbol for Jesus’ sacrifice. It is also a typically sacrificial animal, and may also symbolize Easter gentleness, innocence, and purity.
Easter Good Friday – The day when Christians commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion
Is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary when Jesus was arrested and judged by the Sanhedrin, and then sentenced by Pontius Pilate to be scourged, and finally crucified by the Romans.
Easter Sunday – The day When Jesus die and rise
Christians celebrate the resurrection on Easter Sunday, two days after Good Friday, the day of his crucifixion in biblical archaeology.
Easter Thursday and Friday
Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles
Easter Palm branch – Easter olive branches
Palm Sunday is a Christian moveable feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in each of the four canonical Gospels.
Also there are references about Easter olive pigeon. Olive tree is one of the most beloved, sacred trees and its place is firmly rooted in Ancient Greek tradition and mythology. Traditionally, the olive tree is a symbol of peace and friendship, this association began in ancient Greece, as early as the fifth century.
The Holy Spirit a symbol of dove – brought back to Noah a palm branch a connection between
Palm Cross – Palm Branch – Catholic Easter
Easter Dates and History
In 325CE the Council of Nicaea established that Easter would be held on the first Sunday after the first Full Moon occurring on or after the vernal equinox. From that point forward, the Easter date depended on the ecclesiastical approximation of March 21 for the vernal equinox.
The vernal equinox is fixed to fall on 21 March (previously it varied in different areas and in some areas Easter was allowed to fall before the equinox). The full moon – an ecclesiastical full moon determined by reference to a lunar calendar, which again varied in different areas.
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