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Happy Easter

Submitted by ub on Sun, 04/21/2019 - 10:06

Easter is a religious holiday in which Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, whose death was commemorated on Good Friday.

Happy Easter to all who take stock, give thanks, live freely, and look towards a better future. As we count our blessings and face our struggles with determination, and in the spirit of the most important day for Christians worldwide.

Easter Sunday is the celebration of Jesus Christ resurrection from the dead. It is preceded by Lent, a 40 day preparation time period where many followers fast say prayers and give palms.

Easter Sunday is one of those days to thank God that I can celebrate with family, neighbors, and friends.

When Jesus rose from the dead, according to the Bible, he conquered death and thus paved the way to salvation for Christians everywhere.

Easter is what Christianity is based on. The crux of Christianity is what Christians call "The Mystery of Faith" which is "Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

The image above is one of the earliest known depictions of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Rabbula Gospel illuminated manuscript, 6th Century.

You can read the story for yourself in the Gospels (Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, John 20-21).

Easter Sunday is a joyous occasion, the prior is called Palm Sunday which marks the arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem. Various churches begin the celebration in the late hours of Saturday through a religious service called Easter Vigil.

Non–religious celebrations include the tradition of Easter eggs, which represent fertility and birth and Easter bunny which delivers chocolates and sweets to kids on Sunday morning. - Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter. May God’s grace be upon you and your family.