Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus after his crucifixion. Christians believe Jesus was crucified on Good Friday and three days later he rose again. These three days are called Easter Triduum.
Easter falls on the first full moon after the March or Spring March Equinox and is celebrated on a Sunday to represent the day of Christ’s resurrection. Hence, Easter dates are not fixed and change according to lunar calendar.
Easter season starts with Ash Wednesday which is the first day of Lent. Lent is a solemn religious observance in liturgical calendar of many christian denominations which covers a period of 40 days before Easter Sunday. Christians fast, give up a particular food or vice during Lent. This memorialize the period when Jesus went into the wilderness and fasted for 40 days. The Holy week or the Easter week has Maundy Thursday when Jesus had Last Supper with his 12 disciples.
Important Dates this Year
Easter Sunday is on March 27 with Good Friday on March 25 and Easter Monday on March 28. Maundy Thursday is on March 24 and Ascension on May 05, 2016
Easter and Easter Eggs
Easter Eggs are a symbol of new life and represent Jesus’s resurrection on Easter Sunday. They also symbolize rebirth and reinvigoration – the essence of Spring. Easter eggs, hot-cross buns (cross represent crucifixion of Jesus) and Easter bunnies are the traditional snacks of Easter.
EASTER AT CHRIST CHURCH
Lenten season started on February 10 with Ash Wednesday service at 6.30pm at the Christ Church, Noida. Every Wednesday there is a service at the Christ church in the evenings at 6.30pm during the period of Lent. Also Bible study is held in groups every Friday and Saturday at 6.30pm. The study is about the letter of Paul to Ephesians.
Presbyter-in-charge: Rev. Kamal Mall
Location: RC – 1, Sector 29, Noida
Mobile: 91-9968682474, 91-9958282474
Website: Christ Church
Thanks for the read, Birgitta. Have a great day!
You always share such great info on Noida Bushra… awesome 🙂
A very informative post on Easter. Thanks for sharing 🙂
The random pieces of info wonderfully compiled and systematically presented!
Thank you Bushra 🙂
Another informative post from your Noida diary 🙂 Thanks for spreading the word dear
Good report on the festival celebrations!
Good ! You are maintaing Noida Diary very beautifully .
That's a really nice account on Easter!
A wonderful post dear 🙂
I hope the celebrations went well for all! Easter eggs always look so attractive!
Thanks Ravish, Archana, Arun, Yogi, Indrani, Amit, Maitreni, Rajesh, Purba and Mridula for the read and kind words. 🙂
@Mridula- Easter celebrations went peacefully well with gaiety and fun. 🙂