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Title: Easter

  • 40 days after Lent

Easter Origin
  • The name "Easter" comes from the latin pascha
    and the hebrew pesah. Its the greatest feast
    of the Christian liturgy, because it celebrates
    the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus
    Christ. The fact that God decided to resurrect
    Jesus, unjustly killed, for the faithful ones
    means that God approved Christ's life choices.
    That is, helping poor people, solidarity,
    fraternity and love for others, and sacrificing
    his life for these ideals.

The origins of Easter
  • In the chapter 12 of the Exodus, Mosès orders
    every family, before they abandon Egypt, The
    members of the families consumed the meal
    standing, with a stick in hand, ready for the
    departure, which happened in that same night,
    after the god angel passed through to kill all
    the Egyptian firstborns, saving the Hebrew
    firstborns whose habitations were marked with
    blood. During the centuries, the ritual of
    Easter, although subordinate to changes and
    modifications, substantially remained always the
    same and the feast is still celebrated by all the
    Hebrews with the maximum solemnity and for seven
    day duration. It was during an Easter celebration
    that Jesus Christ, according to the evangelic
    narration, instituted the sacrament of the

The symbols of Easter
The fire On Easter night, during the solemn wak
e, the brazier, that burns outside the church and
from which the large candle is lit, attracts the
attention of the faithful crowd in this first
moment which prepare the Easter celebration. The
triumph of light on darkness, of heat on cold, of
life on death (mystery then solemnly proclaimed
by readings and sacramental actions on the most
solemn night) is already synthetically express
in this concrete language of the new fire, around
which the community is assembled.
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Traditions of the day
  • On Easter everyone usually eats at home. We eat
    the cappelletti, a traditional pasta of Romagna
    region. We also open the "Easter eggs, made out
    of chocolate, and the resurrection of God is

The authors
  • Luca Rontini
  • Virginia Santadrea
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