3/7/2021 How Is The Date For Easter Determined?

By Got Questions The four Gospels make it clear that Jesus was crucified in conjunction with the Jewish Passover (Matthew 26:17-19; Mark 14:12-16; Luke 22:7-15; John 18:28,39; 19:14). The four Gospels also make it clear that Jesus was raised from the dead three days later, on the first day of the week (Matthew 28:1; Mark 16:2,9; Luke 24:1; John 20:1,19). Biblically speaking,Continue reading “3/7/2021 How Is The Date For Easter Determined?”

3/6/2021 Why Do We Celebrate Easter?

By Got Questions Easter is celebrated in countries throughout the world. For some, the traditional festivities center on welcoming the spring season, whereas in other countries the festivities are more religious in tone. For many, Easter is simply a cultural holiday, a time to enjoy other people and eat festive food. Church attendance might beContinue reading “3/6/2021 Why Do We Celebrate Easter?”

3/5/2021 What Is The Origin Of The Easter Bunny And Easter Eggs?

By Got Questions It is commonly thought that the word Easter comes from a pagan figure called Eastre (or Eostre) who was celebrated as the goddess of spring by the Saxons of Northern Europe. The only problem with this theory is that it has no basis in history. The existence of a goddess named Eastre or aContinue reading “3/5/2021 What Is The Origin Of The Easter Bunny And Easter Eggs?”

3/4/2021 What Is The Meaning Of Lent?

By Got Questions Lent is a period of fasting, moderation, and self-denial traditionally observed by Catholics and some Protestant denominations. It begins with Ash Wednesday and ends with Easter Sunday. The length of the Lenten fast was established in the 4th century as 46 days (40 days, not counting Sundays). During Lent, participants eat sparingly or give upContinue reading “3/4/2021 What Is The Meaning Of Lent?”

3/3/2021 What Are The Origins Of Easter?

By Got Questions The origins of Easter are obscure. It is often assumed that the name Easter comes from a pagan figure called Eastre (or Eostre) who was celebrated as the goddess of spring by the Saxons of Northern Europe. According to the theory, Eastre was the “goddess of the east (from where the sun rises),” herContinue reading “3/3/2021 What Are The Origins Of Easter?”