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Updated on February 8, 2015

My own research on Pascha (or Easter) Holiday

Thank you for visiting my Squidoo Lens about Pascha or Easter Holiday. People have many different opinions on Easter and its celebration which somehow rubbed off on me too. So, I decided to create a Squidoo Lens about Easter or Pascha holiday, because when I create a new page on squidoo I get very encouraged to make it nice, full, and totally informative :)

Have you ever wondered why Easter is called Easter? Have you ever wondered how do the eggs and bunnies relate to this holiday? Is there anything important about Pascha or Easter at all? And why do I keep relating to Pascha and Easter as the same thing? Well, just continue reading and you'll find out what I found out while I researched Easter.

When do people celebrate Easter?

Celebration Date For Easter - Easter Dates

Earth's Axial Tilt Obliquity
Earth's Axial Tilt Obliquity

Usually people celebrate Easter on a Sunday which is normally between March 22 and April 25. Easter holiday and the other holidays that related to it are considered movable holidays or feasts because they don't have an exact day for celebration. The reason Easter doesn't have a set date is because people use a lunisolar calendar to figure out which day to celebrate Easter at.

So, the date of Pascha or Easter is established on the first Sunday after the full moon following the northern hemisphere's vernal equinox. The equinox happens twice a year around March 20th and September 22nd. The word equinox means Equal Night because the day and the night at that period of time have about equal length. Also, the word vernal means Spring, so you could say that Vernal Equinox means Equal Night in Spring.

Why is Easter or Pascha holiday called Easter?

German goddess Ostara
German goddess Ostara

The name Easter

About Easter's name

Easter and Pascha are two different holidays. Easter was or still is celebrated by its idol worshipers. Pascha on the other hand was and still is celebrated by Christians. The reason they got mixed up together is because of the similar dates and I believe it was done intentionally by some atheists. Many Russian speaking people still this holiday either Paskha, Paska, or Pascha.

Word Easter was derived from the name of a German goddess (or idol) called Eostre or Ostara. The idol Ostara represents fecundity, carnal pleasure, or fertility which is how the bunnies and eggs are linked to today's Easter. Because of this many true Christians don't approve of today's Easter celebration with eggs and bunnies, it supports secularity, humanism, marxism, atheism, and idol worshiping.

So, what's the Real Meaning of Easter?

God's angel informing the women
God's angel informing the women

The True Meaning of Pascha (or Easter)

Pascha's meaning

The true meaning of Pascha (or like many people call it today - Easter) is to celebrate the Resurrection of God's Son Jesus Christ.

Plain and simple, people like you and me didn't like what Jesus Christ did and/or taught so they crucified Him on the wooden cross. After Jesus Christ died on that cross, some people under close supervision of Roman soldiers took His body down and buried it. Then, on the third day even the extreme power of Rome and fake Jews wasn't able to stop Jesus Christ from Resurrecting and leaving that tomb where He was buried. So, Jesus Christ did resurrect and met with His disciples a few times before He went to His God the Father in Heaven where He is now preparing a place for His true believers and followers.

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Relating To The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Removal of Jesus Christ's Body - From the book of John in the Holy Bible...

Removal of Jesus Christ's Body
Removal of Jesus Christ's Body

From the Holy Bible in the Book of John 19:38 - And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.

Text gotten from GoRepent.com

Women with spices came to take care of the Jesus' body - From the book of Luke in the Holy Bible...

Women with spices came to take care of the Jesus' body
Women with spices came to take care of the Jesus' body

From the Holy Bible in The Book of Luke:

24:1 - Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.

24:2 - And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.

Text gotten from GoRepent.com

Women meeting God's angel by Jesus Christ's tomb - From the book of Mark in the Holy Bible...

Women meeting God's angel by Jesus Christ's tomb
Women meeting God's angel by Jesus Christ's tomb

From the Holy Bible in The Book of Mark:

16:4 - And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.

16:5 - And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.

16:6 - And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.

16:7 - But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.

16:8 - And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid.

Text gotten from GoRepent.com

Mary Magdalene meeting Jesus - From the book of John in the Holy Bible...

Mary Magdalene meeting Jesus
Mary Magdalene meeting Jesus

From the Holy Bible in the Book of John:

20:14 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.

20:15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.

20:16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.

20:17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

Text gotten from GoRepent.com

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      Delia 5 years ago

      What a well research, informative and well written lens...as a Christian besides the birth of Christ, His resurrection means a great deal to me, it means Everlasting Life...how great is that! I have Faith and that is my Choice. If this lens can just open up one pair of eyes, it is a Blessing...even though this is your first comment and second vote...I choose to give a ~d-artist Squid Angel Blessing~ on this lens.