Skip to comments.For Orthodox Christians, Red Eggs Embody the Meaning of Easter
Posted on 04/20/2014 12:02:16 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Tradition that goes back centuries is kept alive by faithful
On Sunday morning, as Christians in the region and around the world take part in the Easter traditions they enjoy, an observer might be tempted to ask: How do the ways they celebrate the holiday reflect its meaning?
Children pet bunnies and gobble jelly beans. Wal-Mart sells more than 500 types of Easter confection, including unicorn- and space alien-themed baskets. Just a few of them allude to Christianity.
How does eating a package of Peeps recall the man Christians believe redeemed the world by rising from the dead nearly 2,000 years ago? Balancing Easter's secular and religious sides can be a challenge for area churches.
Some Roman Catholic congregations schedule egg hunts to help draw families with children to Easter services. Certain Baptist ministers, meanwhile, skip such activities to emphasize the spiritual significance of the holiday.
And on Saturday, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Catonsville found creative ways to explain the Resurrection story to kids before letting then loose to hunt for colored eggs. The egg shells, church leaders said, symbolize the tomb where Jesus was placed, and the treats inside represent his gift to the world of saving mankind from sin.
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Not cool to put that in this thread.
It’s a day of joy.
Thank you for this post. RIght now I am in Dalmatia, Croatia. The hotel where I’m staying at had dyed red eggs at the breakfast buffet this morning.
They also had the typical brown hard boiled eggs at the buffet. I didn’t understand this until I saw your post this evening. A nice gesture in this heavily heavily Catholic area. Your post explained this. Think we have bad in the U.S. ? In the afternoon I rode up to Knin an d saw houses burned in the Civil War. Quite an Easter.