It is one more week until Easter Sunday. For Christians around the world, it is a week of additional spiritual preparation leading to Good Friday and He his risen!
And she said..................Post this on your page if you are a Christian. I am talking about someone who does not recognize other religious beliefs. How sad to think she believes our Universal Higher Power only sees Christianity.
She went on to say, "I am not ashamed to call them Easter eggs".
The meaning of the many different customs observed during Easter Sunday have been buried with time. Their origins lie in both pre-Christian religions and Christianity. In one way or another all the customs are a "salute to spring" marking re-birth.
The white Easter lily has come to capture the glory of the holiday. The word "Easter" is named after Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring. A festival was held in her honor every year at the vernal equinox.
People celebrate Easter according to their beliefs and their religious denominations. Christians commemorate Good Friday as the day that Jesus Christ died and Easter Sunday as the day that He was resurrected. Protestant settlers brought the custom of a sunrise service, a religious gathering at dawn, to the United States.
Tomorrow: What about that Easter bunny?