Easter Sunday Essays

  • 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

  • Easter Sunday Celebrations In The Roman Catholic Church

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    Date   On 20th April 2014, I attended Easter Sunday celebrations in the Roman Catholic Church. This is the day Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is the most important celebration in the Catholic Church; it can’t even be compared to the day Christ was born. Easter Sunday happens after forty days of fasting, this represents the suffering Jesus went through because of our sins at the cross. Good Friday comes prior to thanksgiving on Sunday; on this day we die spiritually with

  • Momma Lowrider: Sandra Teran of Duke's Car Club

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    Car Club On Easter Sunday of last year, the sound of gunfire, then police sirens, interrupted the music booming from the cars on South Sixth Avenue. Three people died and six were injured in two separate shootings that occurred within an hour of each other on the street crowded with cars and people (Stauffer). This event reinforced the way the public often views cruisers: as violent juveniles or gang-bangers engaging in a dangerous, vain activity. The violence of Easter Sunday, however, does not

  • My Spiritual Walk

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    time to see Jesus could be anytime and almost to the year anniversary of his death I was baptized. My best friend had come to visit us for Easter and she stayed up and talked with me until very late at night and stayed near me until that Sunday at church. It was very encouraging to me having most of my loved ones there and my dad baptized me that Easter Sunday. After that I played the "I'm baptized now, give me a break" card. I was still very involved in the youth group and my best friends were

  • My Birth Story

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    she did take her time getting to the hospital to give birth. I was born on April 23, 1984, the day after Easter as a Taurus. In general, Taurus’ are stubborn people and can bring harmony from chaos. Taurean women tend to be very maternal and go-getters who often get what they want. Like a Taurus, my birth was a stubborn one, well, I suppose my mother was the stubborn one. It was Easter Sunday, and my mother had guests over and was cooking a magnificent leg of lamb (she is the best cook I have ever

  • Summary of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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    Summary of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya recalls an Easter Sunday at the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in Arkansas. Her mother makes her a special Easter dress from lavender taffeta, and Maya thinks the dress will make her look like the blond-haired blue-eyed movie star that she wishes, deep down, to be. But, the dress turns out to be drab and ugly, as Maya laments that she is black, and unattractive as well. She leaves her church pew to go to the bathroom, and doesn't make it; she

  • Camparing Christian Mysticism and Buddhism

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    What can be said about the unspeakable? How does one begin to describe the indescribable? The very act of discussing ineffability questions whether anything can be truly ineffable in the first place. Religion almost always critically depends on the ineffability of some experience or entity. This is a widespread tendency, but some would argue that it is a rule for all religions. That there must be the recognition of something “beyond,” “transcendent” or “pure.” Prior to judging Christian or

  • The Christian Calendar

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    out pourings of devotion, mourning and joy according to the religious significance of these days. Some common festivals celebrated by Christians are the days commemorating the major Christian events like Christmas for the birth of Jesus Christ and Easter for his martyrdom and resurrection. Other popular events usually mark the birth or the feast days of famous Saints. These occasions are celebrated with great enthusiasm; the people observe the time worn customs and traditions associated with each

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Lent

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    Lent is the forty day period before Easter, excluding Sundays, it began on Ash Wednesday and ended on Holy Saturday (the day before Easter Sunday). In recent years, this has been modified so that it now ends with evening Mass on Holy Thursday, to prepare the way for Triduum. Q: Why are Sundays excluded from the reckoning of the forty days? A: Because Sunday is the day on which Christ arose, making it an inappropriate day to fast and mourn our sins. On Sunday we must celebrate Christ's resurrection

  • The Absorption of Religions

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    shocking to read. “Don’t tell anyone, but on the pagan day of the sun god Ra, I kneel at the foot of an ancient instrument of torture and consume ritualistic symbols of blood and flesh…And if any of you care to join me, come to the Harvard chapel on Sunday, kneel beneath the crucifix, and take Holy Communion.” A conquering religion often retains some of the subjugated religion’s traditions to make the conversion easier. An example of such blending is hidden in the text of Beowulf by the Beowulf Poet

  • Christian Festivals

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    other cycle is the Easter-cycle which is made up of Lent, Holy Week, Easter and Pentecost. In the Catholic Church the Easter cycle usually falls between March 22 and April 25. In the Easter cycle we have Lent and Holy Week. Tridium is a big celebration in Holy week which starts with Maundy Thursday and ends with Easter Sunday. Lent Lent is the period of 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter. Lent involves fasting and penitence, both in preparation for Easter and as a way of spiritually

  • Importance Of Holy Week

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    Easter.Holy Week in the Christian year is the week immediately before Easter. Holy Week begns with what is now called Palm Sunday.The Chrism Mass, whose texts the Roman Missal now gives under Holy Thursday, may be brought forward to one of these days, to facilitate participation by as many as possible of the clergy of the diocese together with the bishop.When the principal services of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil were celebrated in the morning, the office of Matins and Lauds of

  • Festivals as a Celebration of a Christian Event

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    Wednesday, Lent, Easter, Ascension Thursday and Pentecost Sunday. Advent is the first and most important in the church’s year. Advent is a period of four weeks that some Christians use as a countdown to Christmas. Advent is really a time of preparing for the coming of Christ. To celebrate Advent we have Advent customs. One of these customs is the Advent Wreath and this is probably the most important custom. On the Advent Wreath there are five candles. These candles are lit every Sunday in Church

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Jesus I Never Knew by Phillip Yancey

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    The Jesus I Never Knew by Phillip Yancey Yancey starts out with the image of Jesus. When he was young he had envisioned Jesus to have angelic features such as, young, handsome, and a compassionate face. It wasn’t until he entered into a Christian college, that he was introduced to the real image of Jesus. I had an immediate connection with Yancey. I too had an image of Christ in my head, which consisted of Hollywood portrayals and those in classical paintings. It wasn’t till I engaged myself at

  • The Hardest Challenge I Ever Faced

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    April of 1993, the eve of Easter Sunday; my children and I were coloring Easter eggs in anticipation of the big hunt the following morning. The kids were excited and having a blast, especially my three-and-a-half- year old son Joey. With the eggs freshly colored and carrots left out for the Easter Bunny, I put my children to bed, prepared the Easter baskets and retired myself. What happened the next morning would change not only my perspective, but also my entire life. As Easter morning arrived, I arose