HAPPY EASTER to all you good people. This Easter morning when i arose from my cosy bed, I wrote about the way i get through the darkness of life with these words…
“EASTER is about NEW BEGiNNiNGS, a reminder that the light of a NEW DAY, is the time to RESURRECT YOUR LiFE, with PASSiON, PURPOSE and HAPPiNESS, to SHARE with the World.” ~ Anton K
…and I added those words to that photo i took during Easter 2011 of a bowl of hand painted eggs.
~ Anton K (Easter Sunday 31st March 2013)
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This is the cutest video signifying New Beginnings on Easter, featuring puppies, chicks and baby bunnies…
EASTER is a Christian feast and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the 3rd day after his crucifixion at Calvary, as seen in the New Testament. Easter follows Lent, a 40 day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. The last week of Lent is called Holy Week, containing the days of the Easter Triduum, Maundy Thursday, and the Last Supper, along with Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus. Easter is followed by a 50 day period called Eastertide or the Easter Season, ending with Pentecost Sunday. This festival is referred to as Easter Day, Easter Sunday, Resurrection Day and Resurrection Sunday.
WHY is EASTER always on a different date?.. Easter is a moveable feast, it is not fixed in relation to the civil calendar. The First Council of Nicaea established the date of Easter as the 1st Sunday after the full moon aka the Paschal Full Moon, following the northern hemisphere’s vernal equinox. According to the church, the equinox is believed to be on the 21st of March, although the equinox occurs on 20th March most years, and the Full Moon is not necessarily the correct date astronomically. The date of Easter therefore varies between the 22nd of March and the 25th of April. Eastern Christianity bases its calculations on the Julian calendar whose 21st of March corresponds during the 21st century to the 3rd April in the Gregorian calendar, in which the celebration of Easter therefore varies between the 4th of April and the 8th of May.
I hope that explains Easter to you, because I’m still confused, so I’ll just continue to eat fish on Good Fridays, and Easter Eggs on the Sunday that my current calender tells me to.
Happy Easter ~ Anton K
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