Happy Easter Sunday 2016!!

happy easter 2016

March 27, 2016 – Happy Easter Sunday 2016!!

Easter, the celebration that marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion on the Cross of Calvary and death, is the most important event in Christendom, the principal and greatest feast of the ecclesiastical year. It is the belief of adherents to the Faith that if Jesus had not resurrected on the third day as He promised, maybe Christianity itself would have faced a tremendous challenge of credibility. Easter strengthens the average Christian’s belief in life everlasting.

Its importance can be gleaned from the fact that Christmas, an event that is the first step in the salvation journey, is celebrated only in preparation for Easter. As the centre of the greater part of the ecclesiastical year, the order of other feasts depends upon the Easter date. It is the commemoration of the slaying of the true Lamb of God and the resurrection of Christ, the cornerstone upon which faith is built, the oldest feast of the Christian Church and the connection between the Old and New Testaments.

The connection between the Jewish Passover and the Christian feast of Easter is real and ideal. Real, since Christ died on the first Jewish Easter Day; ideal, like the relation between type and reality, because Christ’s death and resurrection have their figures and types in the Old Law, particularly in the paschal lamb.

Preparation for Easter, for a section of the Christian world, begins on Ash Wednesday and goes through 40 days of praying and fasting that ends on Good Friday. Within this Easter season is the Holy Week, the apogee of the whole spiritual exercise during which Jesus instituted the Priestly Order, the Last Supper also known as the Holy Communion or Holy Eucharist and brought to an end His earthly life when He pronounced on the Cross of Calvary that “It is finished” and the beginning of man’s effort to be like the Master. Easter offers believers an opportunity to appreciate the enormity of the contradiction embedded in St Paul’s assertion that “to die is gain”. That Jesus died and is glorified within the Easter period offers believers a unique time to reflect on the immensity of the mystery of life everlasting.

As the apostles of Jesus celebrated His defeat of death, so also are Nigerians hoping to rise above the years of despondency to those of excitement and a new lease of life, as promised by the present administration.

Happy Easter.

14 thoughts on “Happy Easter Sunday 2016!!

  1. Happy Easter to all the breathing souls in the House. May the death and ressurection of our Dear Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, never be a waste in your life, (Amen).
    Stay sweet.
    Happy Easter!

    #mystrollingcontinues#

  2. The same to you NG. I wish myself and everyone prosperity, fortune, appointments, breakthrough and long life in Jesus name amen

  3. Happy Easter to all NG fans!

    Easter is the chief cornerstone of Christianity, and gives Christians an edge over the professors of other religions whose founders died and decayed. But Jesus died and resurrected, and ever lives to judge even the founders of these other religions.

    Easter ought to be louder than Chrismas, but the reverse is the case. I guess this is mainly due to timing: Christmas comes at the end of the year when everybody tends to celebrate, otherwise it would not have been this loud.

  4. Jesus died on Friday and resurrect on Sunday. This is roughly two days and two nights, but the bible says says he resurrected on the third day. Please someone help me out with the calculation. It seems there is a no credibility to what we are celebrating today.

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