The meaning of Easter – What does it mean to you?

The meaning of Easter is Jesus Christ’s victory over death. His resurrection symbolizes the eternal life that is granted to all who believe in Him. The meaning of Easter also symbolizes the complete verification of all that Jesus preached and taught during His three-year ministry. If He had not risen from the dead, if He had merely died and not been resurrected, He would have been considered just another teacher or Rabbi. However, His resurrection changed all that and gave final and irrefutable proof that He was really the Son of God and that He had conquered death once and for all.

However, Easter did not always symbolize Christ’s resurrection from the dead and the meaning of Easter was quite different than what Christians celebrate today. The feast day of Easter was originally a pagan celebration of renewal and rebirth. Celebrated in the early spring, it honored the pagan Saxon goddess Eastre. When the early missionaries converted the Saxons to Christianity, the holiday, since it fell around the same time as the traditional memorial of Christ’s resurrection from the dead, was merged with the pagan celebration, and became know as Easter. The meaning of Easter was also changed to reflect its new Christian orientation.

Today, the meaning of Easter, for million of Christians, is that of honoring and recognizing Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, and His glorious promises of eternal life for all who believe in Him.

Did u know that a lot of young ppl dont even know

 why they have some days off from school or work…!!!!!!!!

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8 Responses to Easter

  1. deepu says:

    ohh Sweets i watched Passion of Christ..in deed a touching, meaningful movie…
    but i wonder if it was exagerated a little too much…anyway..it was worth watching….jesus’ having to go thru all that predicament..hmm.
    and sad to know that pople ther hav now adopted a differnt style to enter into Holy Week…God bless them
    ….else why did he die such a terribl death, ha?well, in fact, i m specially impressed by your attutude towards all such practises…have a meaningful celebration of Jesus’ Passion..
    and journey with Him on Good Friday to rise gloriously on Easter with renewd Hope, Joy and Peace…hugs..

  2. sillygloop says:

    Indeed true that many don’t try to learn the meaning behind the holidays as long as they get the day off! No detective stories as of now…will sure invite you once I get it going 🙂
    Happy Easter!

  3. Jorge says:

    I’ve enjoyed reading your entries, poetry, and looking at your photos. I worked in Indonesia a number of years ago, and the photos brought back some happy memories. Be well,

  4. Adrian says:

    Hi sweeti, great entry, You said it all! 🙂 

  5. sillygloop says:

    Ruma has a nice write up for those who still don’t know what the holiday is all about at http://littlemissmuffet19641964.spaces.live.com/blog/

  6. Nanci says:

    thats terrible!!! :(:(:(:(

  7. Ahmed says:

    Wishing you all the best on this special occasion
    Happy easter my friend.

  8. xenia lynn teresa says:

    Eastern Orthodox have always called Easter Paska which means Passover. Sunday in Russian and  most slavic languages means Resurrection Day.  Eastern Orthodox Christianity preserve original meaning of  Paska and its link to prophetic Israelites days. Anyway Paska is the Great Feast in  the Orthodox Church, and celebrated very solemnly and then on Paska Sunday, such Joy, such feeling of grace.
    Xpuctoc Bocprece!!! 
    Baucmuna Bocprece!!!
    Christ Is Risen!
    Indeed He Is Risen.
     For us we celebrate and feast for 50 days after the day, until Pentacost, and then we celebrate some more.  This week is Bright Week, no fasting this week at all.
     I think it was the Roman Catholics who took to calling it Easter way back in the day. 

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