Easter - March 27 2016
 

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Easter is an important festival of Christians, which commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. For Christians, the dawn of Easter with its message of new life is the high point of the year. Easter is the time when Christians remember the last week of Jesus' life.

Easter usually falls in March-April, after 40 days lent of fast and penance. Christians go for mid-night mass, as a memory of the resurrection of Jesus, 2000 years ago.

“…Prior to the fourth century, Christians observed Pascha, Christian Passover, in the spring of the year. Adapted from Jewish Passover, Pascha was a festival of redemption and commemorated both the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus as the vehicle for God’s grace. While historical records are not clear, it is likely that early Jewish Christians observed both Passover (Pesach) and Pascha. However, many Gentile converts were hesitant to adopt the Jewish festival, especially since the Jerusalem Council had decided that Gentile converts to Christianity did not have to observe Jewish religious practices (Acts 15). Gradually by the fourth century, with an increasing emphasis on Holy Week and Good Friday, Easter moved into a distinctively Christian celebration of the Resurrection, with Good Friday commemorating Jesus’ crucifixion and death….”

 
 
 

In many European languages the name Easter comes from the word Passover.

Pascha in Greek and Latin,
Pasqua in Italian,
Pacques in French,
Pascua in Spanish.

 
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