Tag Archives: Easter

“What is the origin of the Easter bunny and Easter eggs?”


It is 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. A festival called Eastre was held during the spring equinox by … Continue reading

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“What is the significance of the resurrection of Jesus?”


  The resurrection of Jesus Christ was a miracle. No matter if you believe in God or not, no matter if you’re a philosophical naturalist or a Christian, the account and effects of Jesus’ resurrection are truly miraculous. Non-Christians may … Continue reading

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“What is the origin of the Easter bunny and Easter eggs?”


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. A festival called Eastre was held during the spring equinox by these people to … Continue reading

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“What is Passion Week / Holy Week?”


Passion Week (also known as Holy Week) is the time from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday (Resurrection Sunday). Also included within Passion Week are Maundy Sunday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. Passion Week is so named because of the passion … Continue reading

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“What is Holy Saturday?”


Holy Saturday is the name given to the day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Some Christians recognize this day as the seventh day of Holy Week, the day on which Jesus “rested” from His work of providing salvation for … Continue reading

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“What are the origins of Easter?”


The origins of Easter are rooted in European traditions. 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. A festival called Eastre was … Continue reading

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“What is Easter Sunday?”


There is a lot of confusion regarding what Easter Sunday is all about. For some, Easter Sunday is about the Easter Bunny, colorfully decorated Easter eggs, and Easter egg hunts. Most people understand that Easter Sunday has something to do … Continue reading

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