Everything you should know about Easter day,Easter Sunday Holiday 2016
This Year Easter Day is on 27th March 2016. Easter Day, Easter Holiday, Easter Sunday, Is Easter a pagan Holiday, Why Do we call it Easter? Easter Day Story, Easter Day History
What is Easter Sunday?
Many Christians celebrate Easter Sunday as the day of the Jesus Christ’s resurrection, which is written in New Testament of the Christian Bible. According to the Gospel of John, in the New Testament, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb where the Jesus was buried and they found it empty. An angel told her that the Jesus had risen.
Is Easter a pagan holiday?
The truth is that the Easter day has nothing to do with the resurrection of Lord Jesus Christ. We also know that the Easter holiday can be as much as the three weeks away from the Passover because the pagan holiday is always set as the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring.
Why do we call it Easter?
The fact of the matter is that no one knows that for sure, but our best bet comes from the Bede, who was a late-seventh-century historian and also a scholar from Anglo-Saxon England. He also says Easter’s name comes from the Anglo-Saxon Goddess Eostre, associated with the spring and the fertility, and is celebrated around the vernal equinox.
What Is Easter?
Christians believe that according to Scripture, that Jesus came back to life, or it was also believed that he had raised from the dead, three days after his death on the cross. As part of the Easter season, the death of Jesus Christ by Crucifixion is commemorated on the Good Friday, always on the Friday just before the Easter. Through his death, burial, and his resurrection, Jesus paid the penalty for his sin, thus purchasing for all those who believe him in, eternal life in the Christ Jesus.
The Easter story – Easter History
Jesus had many enemies who wanted to be get rid of him. Jesus knew that he had only a short interval of time left. The Thursday before Jesus died, Jesus invited the disciples to have supper with him. It was their last meal all together.
“Remember me,” Jesus told them, “when you eat bread and drink the wine. I am going to live with my Father in the heaven, but I will be with you wherever you go.”
On Friday, soldiers arrested Jesus and nailed him to the cross. Jesus said to God that Father, forgive them. They don’t know what they do. When Jesus died, his friends placed his body in a cave and covered the cave entrance with a big rock.
On Sunday, a friend of Jesus named Mary Magdalene went to that cave. The rock had been rolled away and the cave was empty! An angel appeared and said: “Peace is with you. Jesus had risen from the dead!”
Jesus came back to visit his friends. He told them to teach about God’s love. “Tell the people,” said Jesus, “to believe in me even if they can’t see me.” And then Jesus went up to heaven to live with his Father.
That’s all What is Easter all about.
Article Written By: Ripum Gupta
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