April 27, 2008

Happy Easter


Crimson Guard said...

Happy Easter! You guys celebrate it later than we do, we have it on March 23rd.


Anthroscape seems to be having a problem with its server or something, as its been down for over 7 hours now.

Unknown said...

Truly risen:-)

Unknown said...

Καλή Λαμπρή και όχι καλό πάσχα!!!
Δεν είμαστε Εβραίοι!!!

terryt said...

Crimson, we don't always have it in March! By what method does the Eastern Church calculate Easter? In the Western Church Easter is the first full moon after the Spring equinox (actually it's Autumn here in the Southern Hemisphere, but of course Easter is the northern Spring festival). It was particularly early this year, possibly as early as it can be.

miz RAND BLOWTON said...

Yeah happy Easter-I'm still eatin' American Easter Candy and probably will be til Christmas,like I'll be eatin' Christmas candycanes on the 4th of July(U.S.Independance Day) 'cause I've a big one left over.But a mint stick is good all year round wouldn't you say? I don't even worship-I just like 'em 'cause they taste good-like God probably.

miz RAND BLOWTON said...

So uh ,How do you observe Eastern Orthodox Easter? I look it up on a Search Engine. IS Dieneke Greek ? Is he observing East Orthodox Easter? Faith is lovely -if you have any-sometimes boring too.

Justin Wexler said...

Christ is truly risen!!!!!!!
The Western Church now follows the Gregorian calendar; the rest of the Orthodox Church still has Easter at the end of Passover, as it's supposed to be. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.......
On observing Easter, while I think there are minor differences between the various liturgies the true differences in celebrating are cultural more than anything.

Anonymous said...

Orthodox Ethiopia is the second Christian nation after Armenia.

The Ethiopian Easter festival is called Fassika. This festival celebrates the day when Jesus Christ rose from the dead after being crucified.

Palm Sunday or Hosaina happens the Sunday before Easter. This day marks the beginning of Holy Week and celebrates the story of Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. Ethiopians wear headbands of palm leaves on this day to remind them of the palm leaves that were laid in Jesus' path.

The period before Easter Sunday is called Lent. During lent, Ethiopian Christians avoid any animal products, such as meat, eggs, butter, milk, yoghurt, cream and cheese. To these day, the majority of Ethiopians – 80 million people undergo 55 days severe Lent fasting. I recommend to every Christian to do the same at any particular lent season.

After they have been to the Easter Eve service the family returns home to break their fast and later in the afternoon, they share the main celebratory meal of the day.

During all their holidays, Ethiopians eat a huge special sourdough bread called Dabo. They bake enough to offer a slice to everybody who visits the house. On Easter morning, the bread should be cut, after saying a prayer, by a priest or by the main man of the house.

Ethiopians celebrate the second Easter this coming Sunday – called “Dagmawi Tensae”

Solidarity with the people of Serbia!