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  CalendarHome.com - Easter - Calendar Encyclopedia
Easter depends on Passover not only for much of its symbolic meaning but also for its position in the calendar; the Last Supper shared by Jesus and his disciples before his crucifixion is generally thought of as a Passover seder, based on the chronology in the Synoptic Gospels.
Easter and the holidays that are related to it are moveable feasts, in that they do not fall on a fixed date in the Gregorian or Julian calendars (which follow the motion of the sun and the seasons).
Pascha (Easter) is the primary act that fulfils the purpose of Christ's ministry on earth—to defeat death by dying and to purify and exalt humanity by voluntarily assuming and overcoming human frailty.
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 Easter - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Easter
Easter celebration at the Russian Orthodox Church of Joy of All Sorrows in Moscow, Russia.
Easter eggs, dyed and decorated or made of chocolate, are given as presents.
Foods traditionally eaten at Easter are those containing sugar, eggs, and butter – the foods that have not been eaten during Lent.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Easter
Easter was celebrated in Rome and Alexandria on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox, and the Roman Church claimed for this observance the authority of Sts.
This Easter laughter, giving rise to grave abuses of the word of God, was prohibited by Clement X (1670-1676) and in the eighteenth century by Maximilian III and the bishops of Bavaria (Wagner, De Risu Paschali, Königsberg, 1705; Linsemeier, Predigt in Deutschland, Munich, 1886).
The Church adopted the observance into the Easter ceremonies, referring it to the fiery column in the desert and to the Resurrection of Christ; the new fire on Holy Saturday is drawn from flint, symbolizing the Resurrection of the Light of the World from the tomb closed by a stone (Missale Rom.).
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 Easter
With Easter begins the paschal season, liturgically marked with rejoicing; Alleluia is often said, and the paschal
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