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  The Easter Season
Easter as an annual celebration of the Resurrection that lies at the center of a liturgical year has been observed at least since the fourth century.
The sanctuary color for the other five Sundays of Easter is usually also white and gold, although some churches use Red, the color of the Church, for these Sundays as well as for Pentecost Sunday.
From the earliest days of the church, the Easter Vigil was primarily a means of preparing new converts for baptism into the Christian Faith, which was normally done on Easter Sunday as the focal point of the entire year.
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  Easter - MSN Encarta
Easter, annual festival commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the most important feast of the Christian year.
Easter is the central point in a long season of religious observances.
On Palm Sunday, Jesus and his disciples entered the city of Jerusalem, where people were gathering for the Jewish festival of Passover.
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 Catholic Culture : Liturgical Year : April 16, 2006 : Easter Sunday
» Liturgy of Easter Sunday and the Octave of Easter
Easter is the feast of feasts, the unalloyed joy and gladness of all Christians.
Every Sunday will furnish a reminder of it, and from Sunday to Sunday, from year to year, the Easters of this earth will lead us to that blessed day on which Christ has promised that He will come again with glory to take us with Him into the kingdom of His Father.
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 The Date of Easter
The usual statement, that Easter Day is the first Sunday after the full moon that occurs next after the vernal equinox, is not a precise statement of the actual ecclesiastical rules.
Following the rules, Easter, therefore, was not until the Sunday that followed the next ecclesiastical full moon (Wednesday, April 18) making Easter Sunday, April 22.
The rule is that Easter is the first Sunday after the first ecclesiastical full moon that occurs on or after March 21.
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 Care2: Easter Fun Facts!
Therefore, Easter must be celebrated on a Sunday between the dates of March 22 and April 25.
Preceding Easter Sunday is the 40-day penitential season of Lent, beginning on Ash Wednesday and concluding at midnight on Holy Saturday.
The Cross is the symbol of the Crucifixion, as opposed to the Resurrection.
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 Easter and Pascha: All About Easter
Easter (also called "Pascha" or some variant by most non-English speaking Christians) is the feast celebrating Jesus' resurrection from the dead, and is the greatest and oldest feast of the Church.
At the Easter Vigil (in the West) three traditions developed: the baptism of new converts, lighting of the paschal candle, and the blessing of the new fire (taken from the Jewish blessing of the lamp on the eve of the Sabbath).
Easter is the feast of the resurrection of Jesus.
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 Howstuffworks "How Easter Works"
Every year as Easter approaches, the stores are filled with jelly beans, candy eggs, egg-coloring kits, stuffed, real and chocolate bunnies of all types, and baskets for carrying all of this Easter bounty.
Easter is the Christian observance of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his resurrection days later.
The U.S. Naval Observatory's Astronomical Applications Department says that Easter is determined by the "ecclesiastical moon" as defined by church-constructed tables to be used permanently for calculating the phase of the moon.
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 *Ø*  Wilson's Almanac free daily ezine | Easter folklore & history | Ostara Oestara origins easter eggs gifts ...
Easter is probably for Christians the time of year with the greatest spiritual significance, and for the rest of the Western world a holiday weekend of high calorific value.
Easter is more than a commemoration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, just as it is more than merely a massive chocfest for kids and the confectionery industry.
Siamese twins, Mary and Eliza Chulkhurst, born in 1100, left 20 acres to the parish, and each year on Easter the profits made from the land were used to make cakes bearing the women's images to be given to strangers in the village.
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 Easter Day
Easter is observed on a Sunday between March 22 and April 25.
The commonly stated rule, that Easter Day is the first Sunday after the full moon that occurs next after the vernal equinox, is somewhat misleading because it is not a precise statement of the actual ecclesiastical rules.
Easter Candles are sometimes lit in churches on the eve of Easter Sunday.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Easter
Easter Day; ideal, like the relation between type and reality, because Christ's death and Resurrection had its figures and types in the Old Law, particularly in the paschal lamb, which was eaten towards evening of the 14th of Nisan.
Easter with the Jews were called Quartodecimans (14 Nisan) and were excluded from the Church.
Easter Monday the women had a right to strike their husbands, on Tuesday the men struck their wives, as in December the servants scolded their masters.
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 What is the origin of Easter? - ChristianAnswers.Net
The Bible says that he was "a mighty one"[1] Jewish tradition indicates that Nimrod was a tyrant "who made all of the people rebellious against God."[2] It is evident from history that Nimrod was not only a political leader, but also the lead priest of a form of occultic worship.
The Easter egg is a symbol of the pagan Mother Goddess, and it even bears one of her names.
“Easter” is simply one of the names of a woman who mightily deceived the world and whose religion has caused untold suffering and misery.
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 Easter Sunday
Easter (or Resurrection Sunday) is generally accounted the most important holiday of the Christian year, observed March or April each year to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead (after his death by crucifixion; see Good Friday), which Christians believe happened at about this time of year, almost two thousand years ago.
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.
In Western Christianity, Easter marks the end of the forty days of Lent, a period of fasting and penitence in preparation for Easter which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at Easter Sunday.
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 Easter Day 2007 in England
Easter falls on the first Sunday after the Full Moon that occurs on or after the Vernal (Spring) Equinox (March 21) - the Paschal Full Moon.
Easter eggs are sometimes known as pace eggs, a name that is ultimately derived from Pesach (Passover).
Easter Biscuits are sometimes called "Cakes", and are eaten on Easter Sunday.
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 Catholic Culture : Liturgical Year : Liturgy of Easter Sunday and the Octave of Easter (Activity)
Liturgy of Easter Sunday and the Octave of Easter
Easter is the "Feast of feasts", the "Solemnity of solemnities" and the "Great Sunday".
Throughout the Easter Octave, the sequence may be sung or said before the Gospel.
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 Easter Sunday
Easter eggs and bunnies are the order of the day, and special Easter hams are the principal dish at dinner.
From the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries the custom was widespread, and a number of collections of Easter fables appeared in print.[54] The reformers violently attacked the practice as an abuse, however, and it was gradually suppressed by the Church during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
One of the most impressive Easter sights in the world, admired by people of all faiths, is the annual illumination of St. Peter's Church in Rome on the evening of the feast day.
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 Easter Sunday 2007 History of Easter Tradition, Christian, Easter Traditions, April 8, 2007 is Easter Sunday, Celebrate ...
The six Sundays in Lent are not a part of Lent, however, are considered a commemoration of Easter Sunday.
Easter lilies are a symbol of purity because of its delicate form and whiteness.
Easter began when the ancient Saxons celebrated the return of spring with a festival in honor of Eastre, their goddess of fertility and spring.
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 Easter Sunday - Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Eid-e Gheeyaam, Eid-e Paak, What is Easter ...
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 calendar (which follows the motion of the Sun and the seasons).
At the First Council of Nicaea in 325 it was decided that Easter would be celebrated on the Sunday after the 14th day of the first lunar month of spring (in theory, the Sunday after the first full moon on or after the day of the vernal equinox).
Eventually, all churches accepted the Alexandrian method of computing Easter, which set the northern hemisphere vernal equinox at 21 March (the actual equinox may fall one or two days earlier or later), and the date of the full moon was to be determined by using the Metonic cycle.
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 Easter Sunday
On Easter Sunday, the Church is recollected in contemplation of the risen Christ.
The tradition of celebrating baptismal Vespers on Easter Day with the singing of psalms during the procession to the font should be maintained where it is still in force, and appropriately, restored.
After the Easter season the candle should be kept with honor in the baptistry, so that in the celebration of Baptism the candles of the baptized may be lit from them.
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 Ukraine and Ukrainian Easter at BRAMA
On the Sunday before Easter, which is also called "Willow Sunday" branches of the willow tree (called loza) are blessed in the Church and given to the faithful.
On Easter Sunday, young girls performed hahilky in front of the church or in the cemetery.
Easter egg, pysanka, decorating is one of the most interesting expressions of Ukrainian folk art.
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 Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday denotes the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.
Easter is the highpoint of the Catholic Church's religious calendar.
On the morning of Easter Sunday, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and a few other women went to Jesus' tomb taking burial spices with them.
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 The Easter Page -- Traditions, History, and Dates of Easter
The dichotomous nature of Easter and its symbols, however, is not necessarily a modern fabrication.
It issued the Easter Rule which states that Easter shall be celebrated on the first Sunday that occurs after the first full moon on or after the vernal equinox.
The Easter Bunny is not a modern invention.
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 whyeaster?com -- Customs -- Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday or Easter Day is the most important day of the year for Christians.
Candles help Christians to remember that Jesus is the light of the world and that when he rose to life on Easter Day he got rid of the darkness of evil.
Easter Day is the end of Lent and means the end of some people's fasting.
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 Easter Dating Method
Easter Sunday is the date of the annual celebration of Christ's resurrection.
Easter Sunday, from 326 A.D., is always one of the 35 dates March 22 to April 25.
For example, this occurred in 1990 because the Western Easter Sunday date of (Gregorian calendar) April 15, 1990 is the same as the Orthodox Easter Sunday date of (Julian calendar) April 2, 1990.
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 Easter A
Easter and Easter Controversy, from the Catholic Encyclopedia.
Sunday by Sunday, Reflections on Stewardship based on the RCL Gospels, Year A. Prepared by the Reverend Michael Pollesel, Stewardship Education Coordinator, Diocese of Ontario.
Lector's Notes, Easter Sunday, Gregory Warnusz, Saint Jerome Parish, Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO. Notes and commentary for those reading this week's lectionary texts to the congregation.
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 How to Observe Easter Sunday | eHow.com
Easter Sunday is a time for Christians to celebrate Christ's resurrection and is considered the most joyous festival on the Christian calendar.
For instance, wearing new Easter clothes is said to symbolize a clean start; coloring and hiding Easter eggs for children can represent rebirth and resurrection (or a coming forth from the tomb).
Annually, Easter falls on the first Sunday following the ecclesiastical full moon on or after the vernal equinox, taken to be March 21 (thus Easter always falls between March 22 and April 25).
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 The History of Easter   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Easter is a time of rebirth and resurrection.
Find out why Easter isn't celebrated on the same day each year, which converging traditions that have come to form this Christian holiday and the history behind the Easter bunny.
Watch the History of Easter and find out why it is more than chocolate and colored eggs..
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 Easter Day C
Sunday by Sunday, Reflections on Stewardship based on the RCL Gospels, Year C. Prepared by the Reverend Michael Pollesel, Stewardship Education Coordinator, Diocese of Ontario.
Easter Sunday, 2007, Goettinger Predigten: Every Sunday Sermons based on the RCL by a team of Lutheran theologians/ pastors.
Easter (The Feast of the Passover of the Lord), Background and Homily, Fr.
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 Celebrate! Holidays In The U.S.A. - Easter
Long ago, he was called the" Easter Hare." Hares and rabbits have frequent multiple births so they became a symbol of fertility.
In England, Germany and some other countries, children rolled eggs down hills on Easter morning, a game which has been connected to the rolling away of the rock from Jesus Christ's tomb when he was resurrected.
The event has grown, and today Easter Monday is the only day of the year when tourists are allowed to wander over the White House lawn.
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