Easter Essays

  • Easter

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    Easter is celebrated as a Christian holiday. Christians celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus. This means that Easter is the core holiday in the christian religion and without it, there is no point in Christianity. According to history, Easter is the oldest Christian holiday and almost all other Christian celebrations are actually put in place in direct relation to Easter. What makes it rather interesting is the fact that the Bible doesn’t even once mention Easter, instead it talks about

  • Easter History And History: The History Of Easter

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    The history of Easter The holiday known as Easter dates all the way back to when the world calendar that all nations abide by were just starting in its first years, and said holiday stems from the Christian/ catholic beliefs that they’re messiah Jesus was killed and resurrected from the dead; and from which a multitude of traditions and customs came and transformed into what is now the modern day interpretation. The holiday was originally celebrated to commemorate the death and resurrection of the

  • Passover and Easter

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    Passover & Easter Christianity and Judaism are the few examples of religions that are originated from Western Traditions. These religions take different approaches to representational art and iconography which is found in their religious festivals. The Christian celebration of Easter and the Jewish Passover differentiate in their approaches to these icons in the history, the celebration and the symbols used during the commemoration of these holidays. Passover and Easter have many hidden representational

  • Easter, The Celebration Of The Holy Day Of Easter

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    In the Christian religion, Easter has become a grand day of celebration in honor of the resurrection of Christ. Easter falls on the first Sunday following the first full moon after a specific time and varies on how the day is followed throughout. Each denomination of the faith varies on the celebration day, hosting various outings and activities. Specifically, the Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox denominations of Christianity view and celebrate the Holy Day of Easter differently. In addition to

  • The Easter Controversy

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    The Easter Controversy Easter is the most important celebration for Christianity because it commemorates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, a foundational notion upon which the faith is built. Accordingly, it is the principle feast and the high point of the ecclesiastical year, which has been an established tradition as old as Christianity. Easter has been universally observed since the middle of the second century. The original celebration generally consisted of a vigil with readings

  • Easter Holiday and Traditions

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    Easter is a religious holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after his death by crucifixion about 2,000 years ago. For Christians, Easter is a day of religious services and the gathering of family. In many churches Easter comes after a season of prayer, abstinence, and fasting called Lent. This is observed in memory of the 40 days' fast of Christ in the desert. In Eastern Orthodox churches Lent is 50 days. In Western Christen religions Lent is observed for six weeks and

  • Celebrating Easter in Romania

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    One of the most important religious holidays in Romania is Easter, the annual festival commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is celebrated on a Sunday on changeable dates between March and April. Usually it is a week after the Catholic Easter. In Romania, the Christian Church says that Jesus was born during the winter solstice and his death followed by his resurrection happened during the spring equinox. Everyone, rich or poor, dresses in their best clothing; some are dressed in national

  • Easter Island

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    island off the coast of Chile named Easter Island. Easter Island, submerged volcanic mountain range in the eastern Pacific Ocean, is located 500 miles South of the Tropic of Capricorn, and 2,200 miles West of Chile. This area is located were it is swept by strong trade winds. Because of his, the island remains warm through out the year. As you know, Easter Island is small. To be exact it has an area of 64 square miles about the size of Washington D.C. Easter Island’s population as grown a lot since

  • Easter 1916

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    "Easter 1916" The 1916 Easter Rebellion spoke to the heart of Irish nationalism and emerged to dominate nationalist accounts of the origin and evolution of the Irish State. The decision by a hand- full of Irish patriots to strike a blow for Irish independence mesmerized the Irish people in its violent intensity and splendor. According to Richard Kearney, author of Myth and Terror, suddenly everything was dated 'Before or after Easter Week'. The subsequent executions of the sixteen rebel leaders

  • Holy Week and Easter

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    Holy Week and Easter The Easter celebrations which commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus are the pivotal point of the Christian faith. As a catholic, in this piece of coursework, I will look at the celebration of Easter from a catholic perspective, commenting on the manner in which the catholic faith celebrates this festival. Holy week is the final week of lent, a period of preparation for Easter, lasting forty days, from Ash Wednesday until good Friday. Holy Week consists

  • Easter Wings

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    The poem "Easter Wings" by George Herbert is a poem full of deep imagery not only in its words but also in the visual structure of the stanzas. In Herbert’s poem why does he use a shape poem? Because he wanted this poem to have many different levels and meanings. Herbert also used huge amounts of mental imagery so that the reader can find new truths and meanings each time he or she reads it. The poem tells of the poets desire to fly with Christ as a result of Jesus' sacrifice, death and resurrection

  • Easter from past to present

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    Easter: From Past to Present It is believed that Easter is the greatest celebration in the Christian calendar, and the foundation on which Christianity is built on (John 2005, 2579). Easter celebrates the resurrection of Christ three days after his death by crucifixion (John 2005, 2579). The significance of Easter Sunday goes back to Christ’s claims of being God, because claiming to be God was a direct violation of Jewish Law (John 2005, 2580). It was only after the death and through the resurrection

  • Passover v. Easter

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    Passover v. Easter Today, millions of people celebrate Easter as an important religious holiday, while Passover is almost universally ignored. Many people will be surprised to find that the day God commanded us as believers to observe in the Bible is the Day being ignored. In this essay, I will compare this observance (holiday) with the instructions about worship found in the Bible regarding His “Holy Day” of Passover. The word Easter is the English word for “Ishtar” it is found only once

  • The Easter Vigil Mass

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    The Easter Vigil Mass The Easter Vigil is celebrated on the eve of the resurrection of our savior, Jesus Christ. Easter is the holiest and most important event in the Christian religion. The Easter Vigil Mass is celebrated in a deep, spiritual, solemn way. Although different Churches and Christian orders may have minute differences in some of the rituals during the mass, but the overall feeling in the Easter Vigil liturgy is of solemnity and holiness. The ceremony begins in almost complete

  • The Easter Uprising of 1916

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    The Easter Uprising of 1916 The Easter Uprising of 1916 was an event that happened at the tail end of a long list of events that would forever change Ireland. The Uprising or Rising, as some call it, took place mostly in Dublin but was felt throughout Ireland. The point was to gain independence from Great Britain who had ruled Ireland for the past couple hundred years. At the turn of the 19th century England believed that Ireland had too much independence and made the Act of Union. “The result

  • Easter Basket Goodies

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    Easter Basket Goodies (That Aren’t Candy) by Lauren Corbett on April 4, 2017 in Advice, Babies, Holidays, motherhood candy-free-easter-basket In the interest of full disclosure, my kid’s Easter baskets will not be candy free. That’d be cruel. I do try to make it not all about the candy though. Here are the guidelines that I use when filling their baskets: Is it easy? I don’t have the time to go to five stores looking for just the right thing. So I keep it simple. I try to pick up things from places

  • Easter Sunday Tradition

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    One of the traditions of my family growing up was what happened on Easter Sunday morning. On Easter Sunday morning we’d get up early before church and go searching for easter eggs. Sometimes though, I think we feel the same way about finding the will of God in our lives. Except that the search for the will of God isn’t nearly as fun as searching for easter eggs. It’s frustrating to search for something that sometimes seems impossible to find. Most of us, around the age of high school or Jr. High

  • The Council of Whitby’ in Relation to The Easter Question

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    The council of Whitby’s’ main aim was to resolve the Easter question, whether it be calculated in the Roman or Celtic manner. This however this was not the only outcome, or agenda of the council. The council was convened by the two kings Oswui and his son Alchfrith, this indicated that the reasons for the council were not wholly religious; the current tensions between Oswui and Alchfrith were the hidden agendas. Alchfrith whose intention was to reinforce his position as the successor to his father

  • Causes of the Easter Uprising

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    Causes of the Easter Uprising In the mid 1800s the course of Irish history was changed forever. The Irish were devastated by The Great Potato Famine of the mid to late 1800s. Population declined from over eight million people in 1840 to under 4.5 million in 1900 due to death and immigration (O’Rourke 2). The poorer Irish people, unlike many British citizens, relied almost entirely on agriculture. The Irish immigration not only affected Ireland and Britain, but its affects were felt over much of

  • Causes of the Easter Uprising

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    Causes of the Easter Uprising The British occupation of Ireland began in the 1640’s and lasted until 1922. No other occurrence throughout Irish history has had a greater impact on the lives of the citizens of the country. Along with the act of occupation came the emergence of Protestantism, which conflicted with the traditional religion of Ireland, Catholicism. The English occupation of Ireland affected many aspects of Irish history from the potato famine to the War for Independence. However,