Christians Around The World Celebrate Easter Today

Christians in Ghana will today join the global Christian community to celebrate Easter.

Easter Sunday is one of the most festive events among Christians worldwide.

Christians believe that, after he was put to death, Jesus rose again from the dead. It is the central tenet of Christian theology

“On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures” Nicene Creed.

After his death by crucifixion, Jesus was placed in a new tomb which was discovered early Sunday morning to be empty as written in the scriptures.

Easter, also known as the Resurrection Sunday, is a festive holiday for Christians to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, as described in the New Testament.

The resurrection of Christ, occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary.

The New Testament states that the resurrection of Jesus, is a foundation of the Christian faith.

Easter in the Catholic Church is said to be the greatest feast in the Christian calendar.

For Catholics, Easter Sunday comes at the end of 40 days of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving and the period is known as Lent.

Easter date is one that is never fixed and changes according to the lunar calendar.

Unlike Christmas, when Jesus’s birth is celebrated although there is no record on the time of year Jesus was born!, Easter is celebrated around the same time of year that he was killed.

This is because Jesus died at the time of the Jewish Passover festival.

The Passover festival dates from about 4,000 years ago when Jewish people remember that God saved them from slavery in Egypt. Jesus was a Jew and so celebrated the Passover.

Passover takes place in the first month of the Jewish New Year (14-15 of the month of Nisan). The Jewish calendar follows the cycle of the moon, so the date changes a bit every year.

The first Jewish Christians added Easter celebrations to the Passover festival and because Jesus rose from the dead on a Sunday, so Easter Day became the first Sunday after Passover.

The word ‘Easter’ comes from two old pagan spring festivals. The old European pagan festival of ‘Ostara’ that celebrated new life and Arabian Sun festival of ‘Ishtar’.

According to history, the early Christians took over the festivals and turned the pagan festivals of new life to mean the new life that Jesus gave the world when he rose from the dead.

According to the scriptures, women play a central role as eyewitnesses at Jesus’ death, entombment, and in the discovery of the empty tomb.

All three synoptic repeatedly make women the subject of verbs of seeing, clearly presenting them as eyewitnesses

“Women were the ones to find the tomb of Jesus empty. Jesus, according to Mark and John, actually appeared first to Mary Magdalene alone.”

After they found the empty tomb, the gospels indicate that Jesus made a series of appearances to the disciples. He was not immediately recognizable, that’s according to Luke.

Up from the grave He arose; with a mighty triumph over his foes; He arose a victor from the dark domain, and He lives forever, with his saints to reign. He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! CHRIST arose!(MHB 211)

Happy Easter!!!!!!!!!!!


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