What is Easter?

Lenten Series:
    1. What is Lent?
    2. Should Christians Celebrate Lent?
    3. Should I Give Something Up for Lent?
    4. What is Ash Wednesday?
    5. What is Maundy Thursday?
    6. What is Good Friday?
    7. What is Easter?

Easter is the day Christians celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. Actually every Sunday is a celebration of Christ’s resurrection, but Easter commemorates the actual day of Christ’s rising.

The date of Easter shifts each year depending on when the full moon comes in relation to the vernal equinox (see the article: Determining the Dates for Easter and Passover). The date of Easter each year determines the arrangement of the other days in the Christian calendar.

Easter is a joyful day of celebration. It is customary to greet one another with the words, “He is risen!” to which the hearer responds, “He is risen indeed!” Some churches like to hold an Easter Sunrise service to commemorate Christ rising from the dead in the early morning hours.

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.” (Matthew 28:5-6)

1 Comment

  1. ART C says:

    The angel told the women at sunrise and HE YESHUA was all ready risen……So he rose after sunset but before Sunrise. As the Jewish day started at Sunset and got over the following sunset….

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