~Are you into the traditional customs:Hunting painted Eggs,rabbits,candy,Easter baskets,ect....Or do you do as Jesus commanded?
when i was little my parents did the easter egg stuff in the mornings after church, but they always sat us down and tried to explain easter. that was when we were little and didnt get it, so i see why they did the egg thing...but we dont do that anymore. we have a family prayer time before dinner where we all sit down and read the bibles account of Jesuss death and resurrection. then we do a prayer + church in the am.
Who says they are mutually exclusive?
Same thing as John. We did do the egg hunts and all that stuff, but also we learned the reason behind Easter, HIS death and resurrection.
Us too, we did the bunny & egg stuff when I was a kid...my family is still into that. When I learned the pagan origins of the "Easter bunny" and all, I didnt want to participate any more.(Rev 18:4) I was shocked at myself for not wondering WHY we did those things in the first place. ~I had just accepted it. (although I did question halloween as a kid!)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is what Jesus told us to do, ~He didnt mention any of the current traditions....~Luke 22"Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and said, “Take this and share it among yourselves, 18 because I tell you, from now on I will never drink the product of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”19 Then he took a loaf of bread, gave thanks, broke it in pieces, and handed it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Keep on doing this in memory of me.”20 He did the same with the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant sealed by my blood, which is being poured out for you." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Jesus said --"keep on doing this in memory of me" (also 1 Cor.11:26)
Hmm... I think your traditions are all cool, and that they do preserve the purpose very well of celebrating Resurrection Sunday at all... but where does Jesus say that this is to be an annual Easter celebration? Im not sure He was instituting a new tradition for a holiday... in fact, He said to do those things, "as often as you do them", in remembrance of Him. Not to mention... didnt He do all that early Friday morning?
~not sure where the word Easter came from, I believe it had Chaldean origins...but are you asking why is it yearly and not frequently like Mass? Or why do we do it at all? Well, we know Jesus said "keep on doing this" So I guess it is a question of how often...It was Paul who said, "For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lords death until He comes."(1Cor 11:26) ~noting the importance on what you are proclaiming, Jesus death. Not the frequency. Its like saying..."when you do this" Jesus didnt specifically state how often it was to be done. ~But He did institute it on the date of the Jewish Passover...which was an annual event. And the Passover is no longer celebrated, it was replaced with the memorial of Christs death. Makes sense doesnt it? Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God.
Thats... kinda what I said. That He used the words "as often as you do them", which could never be said of the Passover. And, hey, if once a year on the Passover is when some people do it, cool. Do it in remembrance of Him. And if once a year on Easter is when others do it, aight. Do it for Him. I just dont get how you can really ask if were doing, specifically on "Easter", what Jesus asked us to do on that specific day. Feel me?:) Naw, man, I dont know a THING about mass. Was not asking about that.
And you know whats cool? Passover didnt have to be replaced as a memorial because even before He came it was a prophetic foreboding in remembrance of how God chose to symbolize His death in Egypt.
~I believe Mass is when Catholics pass the bread and wine...I think they do it every sunday. Maby K3T could tell us. And they believe it is actually, literally Jesus body and blood.~Because that is what Easter is supposed to be. ~yes cool, a-lot of things were a prophetic foreboding or shadow of things to come. =)
Same as most of you guys, with the bunnys and eggs as a child. Sure that stuff is still fun wen the whole family is there, and youre all together remembering past memories. But, now that im older and realize that Jesus stole the keys from satan, i appreciate the taking of bread and wine( not actually wine lol) and remembering Jesus sacrifice of his blood and flesh on that rugged cross. Im actually in a church play of the Living Lords Last Supper. Im Philip the disciple of Christ in this reenactment.