Resurrection & Life
He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.
And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.
Do you believe this?"
(Jesus Christ - John 11:25, 26)
Easter is a Christian feast and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion at Calvary as described in the New Testament.
The New Testament teaches that the resurrection of Jesus, which Easter celebrates, is a foundation of the Christian faith.
The resurrection established Jesus as the powerful Son of God and is cited as proof that God will judge the world in righteousness.
God has given Christians "a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead".
Christians, through faith in the working of God are spiritually resurrected with Jesus so that they may walk in a new way of life.
Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover and Exodus from Egypt recorded in the Old Testament through the Last Supper and crucifixion that preceded the resurrection.
According to the New Testament, Jesus gave the Passover meal a new meaning, as he prepared himself and his disciples for his death in the upper room during the Last Supper.
He identified the loaf of bread and cup of wine as his body soon to be sacrificed and his blood soon to be shed.
Paul states, "Get rid of the old yeast that you may be a new batch without yeast—as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed"; this refers to the Passover requirement to have no yeast in the house and to the allegory of Jesus as the Paschal lamb.
In many languages, the words for "Easter" and "Passover" are etymologically related or homonymous, "Pascha" is a Greek transliteration of the Aramaic form of the Hebrew Pesach (פֶּסַח), the Passover feast of Exodus 12.
In most of the non-English speaking world, the feast today is known by the name Pascha and words derived from it.
Easter customs vary across the Christian world, but attending sunrise services, exclaiming the Paschal greeting, clipping the church and decorating Easter eggs, a symbol of the empty tomb, are common motifs.
Additional customs include egg hunting, the Easter Bunny, and Easter parades, and are observed by both Christians and non-Christians.
This image is made of a picture shot inside Notre-Dame de Paris, this sculture stands almost at the entrance on the right, in the south side of the cathedral.
May you all have a very happy Easter full of love and new beginnings...Joyeuses fêtes de Pâques à tous...
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