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  • How important is the resurrection of Jesus Christ?

    04/08/2012 12:05:04 AM PDT · by U-238 · 39 replies
    The Observer ^ | 3/7/2012 | Rev. Roger N. Eimers
    Easter is a celebration of the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. How important is the resurrection of Jesus Christ? The Apostle Paul wrote about the importance of the resurrection of Christ in the entire 15th chapter of 1 Corinthians. He began by saying, "Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how...
  • Georgetown church gearing up for Easter visit from Tim Tebow

    04/07/2012 11:27:55 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    kvue.com ^ | April 4, 2012 | SHELTON GREEN
    The New York Jets quarterback will speak for 20 minutes during an outdoor worship service that could draw as many as 30,000 people for the Easter Service beginning at 10 a.m. “Obviously it's our Super Bowl," said Joe Champion, pastor at the Celebration Church. "Easter is the resurrection of Christ, which we celebrate in our faith. We feel like it's going to be a testimony to the community. We want it to be a family event." There will be no parking at the Celebration Church site at 1202 Rabbit Hill Drive. Instead, the church is renting 110 buses to pick...
  • The buzz on the new "Exultet": here come the bees! [Catholic Caucus]

    04/07/2012 5:37:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies
    Patheos.com via TheDeaconsBench. ^ | Mar 15th, 2011 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    The buzz on the new "Exultet": here come the bees! Mar 15th, 2011 by Deacon Greg Kandra With Easter rapidly approaching, deacons everywhere will be clearing their throats and getting ready to give voice to the great hymn of the Paschal Proclamation — also known as “The Exultet,” a seven-minute a capaella chant that fittingly, as the lyric proclaims, “humbles earthly pride.”    It is the Mother of All Chants, an epic best approached with a strong heart and steeled nerves.(For those interested, there’s an excellent downloadable version here that I’ve used for the last three years.)My pal Elizabeth...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Happy Easter: He Is Risen! ~ 08 April 2012

    04/07/2012 5:28:13 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 116 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    John 20:1-10 (KJV) 1The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. 2Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the LORD out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. 3Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. 4So they ran both together: and the other disciple did out run Peter, and came first to...
  • Faith is the true ‘enlightenment,’ Pope says at Easter Vigil (1 American among those baptized)

    04/07/2012 4:00:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    cna ^ | April 7, 2012
    Pope Benedict XVI at the Easter Vigil Vatican City, Apr 7, 2012 / 03:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Faith, which reveals God’s light to humanity, is the "true enlightenment," Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed on April 7 as he celebrated Christ’s resurrection at the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. Pope Benedict explained that the "enlightenment" of faith, unlike that of scientific rationalism, enables "God’s light to break into our world, opening our eyes to the true light."Below, the full text of Pope Benedict's homily during the Easter Vigil:Dear Brothers and Sisters,Easter is the feast of the new creation. Jesus...
  • THE EXULTET: Liturgical Treasure of the Easter Vigil

    04/07/2012 3:53:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Homiletic & Pastoral Review ^ | April 6, 2012 | DR WILLIAM LUCKEY
    The Exultet is a very lengthy, yet beautiful proclamation of the resurrection of Christ, resembling Haggadah, the great proclamation in the Jewish Pascal supper.The deacon singing the Exultet at Easter VigilThe Benedictine theologian of liturgy, Cyprian Vagaggini, points out that there are certain attitudes, surprisingly, within the church today, which have muddled the understanding of Easter. First, there is a positivist-historicist mentality which kind of tricked us into seeing the resurrection of Christ separately from his passion, and, then, his passion and death separately from his resurrection, and, both of these, separate from the sacraments. There is also a “juridic...
  • 2012 Easter Message from Archbishop Duncan

    04/07/2012 3:48:38 PM PDT · by lightman · 2 replies
    Anglican Church in North America ^ | 7 April AD 2012 | ++Robert Duncan
    EASTER HOMILY Preached by the Most Reverend Robert Duncan at the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh Vigil, in St. Peter's Church in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, on Easter Eve, 7th April, A.D.2012. They were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb? [Mark 16:3] In the Name of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, One God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Blessed and Praised forever: Amen. In all four gospels it is women who come first to the tomb. Matthew, Mark and Luke all tell us the purpose: to anoint Jesus'...
  • President Obama's Easter Address

    04/07/2012 3:19:14 PM PDT · by garjog · 78 replies
    http://obamaclarifier.blogspot.com/ ^ | April 7, 2012 | Barak Obama
    President Obama's Easter Address. White House April 7, 2012 “Good afternoon. This Sunday marks a holiday for a major religion in our nation. Easter is a time for families to come together to enjoy a nice meal and perhaps go on an "egg hunt". Thousands of years ago the people of Europe seeking to invite their god to return after a long an cold winter lit fires and painted eggs as a sign of fertility. Today we also express our hope for a new dawning in America when prosperity returns after the winter of flawed economic policies that forced so...
  • "I Will Give You the Crown of Life" (Sermon for Easter Day, on Revelation 1:4-18; 2:8-11)

    04/07/2012 3:13:08 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 6 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 8, 2012 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “I Will Give You the Crown of Life” (Revelation 1:4-18; 2:8-11)Alleluia! Christ is risen! (He is risen indeed! Alleluia!) What a joyful day this is, this Easter Day, the greatest day of the year! For today we celebrate, with all the faithful and with all the company of heaven, the great victory Christ won for us when he arose from the dead, victorious over sin and death and hell, opening up for us righteousness and life and the kingdom of heaven. Easter Sunday is the proof of the victory Christ won for us on Good Friday, when he died on...
  • The missing ingredient of Easter; what the church has lost.

    04/07/2012 12:51:27 AM PDT · by fabian · 15 replies
    me ^ | 4/07/12 | fabian
    I rarely have heard Jesus's suffering spoken about in these terms; as he was the perfect example of patient non-resentment for us to follow closely. Take a look.. http://youtu.be/jprge6jhdzA
  • Historical Questions About the Resurrection (Special TSP Easter Post and Podcast)

    04/07/2012 12:35:42 AM PDT · by Mighty_Quinn
    The Sacred Page ^ | 4/7/12 | Michael Barber
    Click below (scroll to the bottom of this post) to listen to the special TSP Easter podcast. Of course, you can also listen on iTunes. (Have you subscribed to the podcast yet?)St. Paul makes it clear that Resurrection is an essential aspect of Christian faith. He states, “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all men most to be pitied.” (1 Cor 15:16–19). Yet...
  • Why don't Mormon's celebrate Easter? [Asked by a Mormon]

    04/06/2012 9:32:25 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 124 replies
    Pacumenispages.yuku.com ^ | April 20, 2002 | Abutleraz
    The Christian World just recently celebrated Easter. But as a general rule, it seems to me that Easter Sunday is NOT properly observed -at least in the ward's I have belonged to. I remember vividly an Easter Sunday (15 years ago) wherein the sacrament meeting was a missionary farewell--no particular emphasis on Easter, Christ's Atonement of Resurrection. I went to Sunday School--the instructor simply taught the next lesson in the manual--no emphasis whatsoever on Easter related topics. I went to Priesthood Meeting--same story in my Elder's Quorum. Finally, after going from classroom to classroom I discovered that the Priest's quorum...
  • Good Friday Observations

    04/06/2012 9:03:51 PM PDT · by TBP · 3 replies
    Original ^ | 4/6/2012
    It’s interesting how things work. Recently, I got a link across the transom to the story of Ken Kirby, a 52-year-old police officer who had a massive heart attack and rushed to the hospital. When he got there, he had no heart beat. He was dead. Apparently, Officer Kirby and his wife had been fighting a lot in the time just before that. She was distraught, of course. Having no other treatments to offer, the emergency room staff turned to prayer. Well, 45 minutes after his arrival, Ken Kirby recovered. He was back from the dead. This police officer, a...
  • HE'S ALIVE!

    04/06/2012 8:15:19 PM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | Don Francisco sung by Dolly Parton
    If you want a true blessing on this, the most sacred of days, listen to this rendition of He's Alive. The most amazing part of the production of this song was that it was performed Live on National T.V. in 1989 during the Country Music Awards and what a blessing it was (and is). Whatever happens to us as a Nation, we must remember that this is truly what it is all about. I hope this blesses you as much as it has me. He's Alive! He's Alive! He's Alive and I'm Forgiven! (as I so desperately need His forgiveness)...
  • The Last Supper (skit; if this happened to another religion, heads would roll)

    04/06/2012 8:33:58 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    LAST SUPPERI am Catholic, and along with other Christians, this weekend we are celebrating the Holiest of days. Unlike the so-called "religion of peace," which has filled the world with unspeakable violence and misery, we have a sense of humor and are actually not threatened. If something like this was done about the ROP, there would be car bombings, suicide bombings, carnage, and mass death. That is their worthless and bankrupt culture. To Christians everywhere, may you have a blessed Easter.
  • A society that persecutes Christ is heading for terrible trouble (Essay on atheists, secularists)

    04/06/2012 6:36:04 PM PDT · by Stoat · 17 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | April 6, 2012 | Charles Moore
    This week before Easter, I chanced upon the following two quotations. The first says: “Not for 2,000 years has it been possible for society to exclude or eliminate Christ from its social or political life without a terrible social or political consequence.” The second says: “Religion taught by a prophet or by a preacher of the truth is the only foundation on which to build a great and powerful empire.” The first is by Margaret Thatcher, opening her foreword to a book called Christianity and Conservatism, which appeared in 1990. The second appears in Tom Holland’s outstanding new book...
  • Weekly Gardening Thread (Happy Easter!) Vol. 14, April 6, 2012

    04/06/2012 9:30:28 AM PDT · by JustaDumbBlonde · 67 replies
    Friday, April 6, 2012 | JustaDumbBlonde
    Good morning, FRiends and fellow gardeners! The weather has cooled-down a bit, the sun is shining and my grandgirls have been here all week. I am one happy blonde today.It rained again 2 and 3 days ago, so I haven't even disked up the garden spot yet, but that will get done Monday.All of the fruit trees and bushes that I've planted are doing very well and the regular rains have been perfect to keep them moist and off to a great start! Some of the raspberries that I planted were established plants, and some were bare-root canes. Many...
  • Good Friday 2012

    04/06/2012 2:24:01 AM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    RedState.com ^ | April 6 2012 | St. Matthew, Erick Erickson
    And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.  And sitting down they watched him there;  And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. . . . . Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.  And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My...
  • The Christian Origin of Easter Eggs.

    04/05/2012 9:17:44 AM PDT · by dangus · 30 replies
    Vanity | 4-5-12 | Dangus
    In past years, I've debunked all sorts of nonsense about supposedly pagan origins of various Easter traditions, and Easter itself. However, since the Western Church has lost some of its ancient traditions, I was unaware of the Christian origins of Easter eggs. Since attending Eastern rites, occasionally, I have learned the truth: Traditionally, Christians have fasted from not only meat on Friday, but from all meat, fish, and dairy, all week long. Thus, just before Lent, great Feasts are held to consume all the spoilable foods that are abstained from during Lent. One can wait until after Lent is over...
  • The Challenge of Easter: How Will You Respond?

    04/05/2012 7:42:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2012 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Culture Challenge of the Week: Indifference What does it take to put your life on the line for others? As Americans, we’re fascinated by sacrificial heroism, and rightfully so. Our country’s history unfolds in the tales of its heroes—and in the ten plus years since 9-11, Americans have witnessed countless acts of heroism. From the courage of first responders who plunged into the World Trade Center’s burning corridors on 9-11 to the bravery of Seal Team Six, which delivered America from Osama Bin Laden’s malevolence, the selfless acts of others are the stories that we remember and retell. We...