Category Archives: Easter & Lent

Daily Devotions for Lent 2016 (Living Gospel)

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Hallel (Songs of Praise): The door is closed and everyone sings songs of praise to God before drinking the fourth and final cup of wine while reclining. 15. Easter is a big festival among the Christians. Instead, those participating in the Eastern Orthodox Church begin the Lenten season (Great Lent) forty days before Palm Sunday which would be the Monday before Ash Wednesday of the Catholic religion.
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Renegade Gospel Youth Study: The Rebel Jesus (Renegade

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Yet, also notice the following claims from the Shorter Book of Blessings by the Church of Rome: 1059. Other studies have shown that the extra hour of evening daylight relates to a reduction in traffic fatalities and the likelihood of pedestrians being killed on the roads. These three days, beginning with the Sunday before Ash Wednesday are collectively known as "Shrovetide." It was a pilgrimage holiday when the Temple was standing in Jerusalem, when farmers brought the first fruits of their four-year-old trees.
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Lent and Easter Wisdom From Pope Francis

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It often coincides with or falls close to the dates for the winter carnival celebrations that occur in the January/February period. There are seven permanent bank holidays across the whole of Scotland. Easter is celebrated in France much as it is in America, with various religious ceremonies commemorating the rebirth of Jesus, and cultural customs having to do with rabbits, chocolates and eggs. Lent, the period of 40 days before Easter (excluding Sundays), begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Saturday, the evening before Easter.
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He Is Risen: Reflections on Easter and the Forty Days of

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You can even send someone an online Easter egg hunt game. Her daughters are also churches who have come out of her, even in protest, calling themselves Protestant � but they are fundamentally of her family in pagan doctrines and practices! The name became attached by association of ideas to the Christian festival of the Resurrection (of Christ), which happened at the time of the passover... Why do people observe Easter, with its hot cross buns, chocolate bunnies, and Easter eggs?
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Station Posters (Set of 9) (22x34)

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This is a very important holiday in Mexico. It is believed that pretzels are the world’s oldest snack food. Should Christians Celebrate Christmas and Easter? The Lenten season is a time when many Christians observe a period of fasting, repentance, moderation, self-denial and spiritual discipline. Each holiday page includes a brief overview of special observances and customs, and any. This is associated with a good start for the new year. Attune our minds to the sound of his voice, lead our steps in the path he has shown, and enjoy the light of your presence for ever.
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Lent and Easter Wisdom From St. Ignatius of Loyola

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They say that if it rains on Bílá sobota, it will rain often during the coming year. In the solemn ceremonies of Holy Week... continue reading Easter is the principal feast of the ecclesiastical year. In both the Oriental and Latin Churches, it is customary to have those victuals which were prohibited during Lent blessed by the priests before eating them on Easter Day, especially meat, eggs, butter, and cheese (Ritualbucher, Paderborn, 1904; Maximilianus, Liturg. or., 117).
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Lenten Grace

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If your mind has been plagued by images of Easter eggs, bunnies and the recurring question of “when is Easter?” lately, it means you’re in dire need of an Easter break! The Seven last words of Christ from the Cross are in truth joyful, not only sorrowful, if we meditate upon them, for they brought us salvation. These constructs allow the date of Easter to be calculated in advance rather than determined by actual astronomical observances, which are naturally less predictable.
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Give It Up!: A Lenten Study for Adults

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The fact shepherds were in their fields at night makes it highly unlikely He was born in December (Luke 2:8ff). (2) "Wise men" came to visit Jesus, but there is no indication of the number of them (Matt. 2:1,7,16). Emphasize the importance of maintaining a close relationship with God. The main focus of these processions is a heavy and long dais made of fine wood with an image of Jesus Christ on top. Holy Saturday is the second day of the Easter weekend and is commemorated by Christians as the day Jesus Christ's body lay in a borrowed tomb after his death the day before.
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The Story of Passover

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While Good Friday, the day Christ was crucified, and Easter Sunday, when he arose, are most revered, religious significance is attached to the whole week. Since Ash Wednesday involves receiving ashes on one's forehead to begin the forty-day period of Lent, this may be related to the beginning of the mourning for the death of Tammuz. Let’s start with religious Puerto Rican holidays related to Easter. To please God, religious observances must be authorized in His word.
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The Gift of New Creation [Large Print]: A Lenten Study Based

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Many skeptics contend that Christmas and Easter have pagan origins. This church is pictured with great pomp, ritual and display, decked in purple, scarlet and gold � proud, worldly, boastful. However, in Canada Easter Sunday is a holiday and Easter Monday. It is traditionally a time of fasting and prayer in preparation for receiving or reaffirming baptism at Easter. Holy Thursday falls on the Thursday prior to Good Friday and Easter.
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