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Easter (Old English '; ; Greek Paskha, the latter two derived from Pesaḥ) is a Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion at Calvary as described in the New Testament.
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"On the third day He rose again in fulfillment of the scriptures." (Nicene Creed, 325 C.E.)
"We bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers, this day he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus." (Acts 13:32-33)
Christians all over the world celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead on Easter Sunday.
for more information, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church, sections 638 and following:
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Rabbits and eggs are pagan fertility symbols of extreme antiquity.
Birds lay eggs and rabbits give birth to large litters in the early spring these became symbols of the rising fertility of the earth during the spring season.
Since Easter also occurs in the early spring, people brought the beloved pagan symbols into the Christian celebration of Easter.
These pagan symbols have become part of the Christian tradition. They do not take anything away from the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and they add to the celebration.
Christianity has frequently absorbed the positive and neutral symbols of pagan religions while leaving the negative symbols behind, similar to Christmas trees and Halloween costumes.
With love in Christ.
how is easter day determined?
Where Did Easter Come From?
Does the following sound familiar?—Spring is in the air! Flowers and bunnies decorate the home. Father helps the children paint beautiful designs on eggs dyed in various colors. These eggs, which will later be hidden and searched for, are placed into lovely, seasonal baskets. The wonderful aroma of the hot cross buns mother is baking in the oven waft through the house. Forty days of abstaining from special foods will finally end the next day. The whole family picks out their Sunday best to wear to the next morning’s sunrise worship service to celebrate the savior’s resurrection and the renewal of life. Everyone looks forward to a succulent ham with all the trimmings. It will be a thrilling day. After all, it is one of the most important religious holidays of the year.
Easter, right? No! This is a description of an ancient Babylonian family—2,000 years before Christ—honoring the resurrection of their god, Tammuz, who was brought back from the underworld by his mother/wife, Ishtar (after whom the festival was named). As Ishtar was actually pronounced “Easter” in most Semitic dialects, it could be said that the event portrayed here is, in a sense, Easter. Of course, the occasion could easily have been a Phrygian family honoring Attis and Cybele, or perhaps a Phoenician family worshipping Adonis and Astarte. Also fitting the description well would be a heretic Israelite family honoring the Canaanite Baal and Ashtoreth. Or this depiction could just as easily represent any number of other immoral, pagan fertility celebrations of death and resurrection—including the modern Easter celebration as it has come to us through the Anglo-Saxon fertility rites of the goddess Eostre or Ostara. These are all the same festivals, separated only by time and culture.
If Easter is not found in the Bible, then where did it come from? The vast majority of ecclesiastical and secular historians agree that the name of Easter and the traditions surrounding it are deeply rooted in pagan religion.
what days is the easter tridium?
Easter Tridium is 3 days starting with evening of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and ends with prayer on Easter evening.
Holy Thursday April 9 (Evening Mass of Christs' Last Supper)
Good Friday April 10
Holy Saturday April 11
Easter Sunday April 12 (Tridium ends with evening vespers)
In case you where wondering this is based on the Jewish calculation of days during biblical times when a day was sunset to sunset.
Holy Thursday evening to Good Friday evening is 1 day
Good Friday evening to Holy Saturday evening is 2nd day
Holy Saturday evening (start of the Easter Vigil) to Easter evening is the 3rd day.