Easter Day

Sunday, April 08, 2007

First of all, Happy Easter Day to everyone. Before I continue with this Easter post, I found the rest of the You Tube clips for The Passion of The Christ, click here for the previous ones, click here for Part 6, and here for Part 7. And still, it's not yet finish. So, will continue search the links for everyone. Tell you, it's a really worth watching movie. Watching the whole movie made us realise how passionate our dear Lord is.

What is Easter Day? Easter is the most important festival in the Christian calendar. Why do I say so? This is because Easter Day is when the commemoration of Jesus's death and his rising from the dead, also known as the resurrection. It comes at the end of Lent. The week leading up to it is called Holy Week.

The empty tomb~

Easter Sunday marks Jesus' resurrection. The Bible tells us that Mary Magdalene went to the tomb, followed later by some of Jesus' disciples. They discovered Jesus' body had gone and that the tomb was empty. Jesus then appeared to Mary and many of his disciples, speaking with them on separate occasions during the following forty days. As he left them for the last time, Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit so the disciples would know God would never leave them. He then ascended into heaven. The Church celebrates this on Ascension day.

During Easter Day, Christians will eat Easter eggs as one of the customs. Easter eggs are specially decorated eggs. The oldest tradition is to use dyed and painted chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute eggs made from chocolate, or plastic eggs filled with Confectionery such as jellybeans. Easter eggs symbolise new life. Through His resurrection, Jesus defeated death and sin and offers people the promise of eternal life if they follow His teachings.

But not all Easter customs are Christian. Some, such as the Easter Bunny, are Pagan in origin. The "Easter Bunny" is a traditional holiday character in the form of a giving rabbit which is said to leave gifts, usually Easter baskets for children at Easter. The Easter Bunny is an example of folklore mythology which children are sometimes taught to believe. Some people don't approve of teaching of an existence of the Easter Bunny. Not everyone believes in the Easter Bunny, and most, if not all, eventually "grow out of" their belief. Other prominent characters thought of in this way are Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy.

Lastly, a small favour from me here. Which is spread the joy and happiness to everyone. For Him, the beloved Jesus Christ has risen, defeated death and sin and offers people the promise of eternal life if YOU follow His teachings~ Let everyone is fulfill with warm joy and happiness. Praise the Lord~ God Bless~

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