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How is Easter determined?

It seems so late this year — Easter. How does that happen? The date for Easter is determined by a few astrological happenings: the   Spring Equinox, Passover, and the Full Moon. I guess you could say we’ve become rigid in our understanding of dates since we follow the Gregorian calendar — we no longer look at the moon to determine the date. But, the Jewish calendar is based on the moon — thus a lunar calendar. The moon determines when we celebrate Easter — it falls on the first Sunday, after the first full moon after the spring equinox....

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Moses and Easter

Passover. Moses and Easter. I remember the day I finally put it together — the meaning of the word Passover — how the angel of death passed over the Israelites who had dabbed lamb’s blood on their door post. It began to make sense. The blood of the lamb saved the people. Kind of strange, but quite symbolic. The lamb without blemish sacrificed for the passover meal saved them from death. The blood of the savior saves us from death. The Lamb of God. All truth comes together in some eternal way. Passover is connected with Easter in a mysterious symbolic way...

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Thoughts on The Lord’s Sacrifice

I was thinking about the Lord’s sacrifice. I was thinking that the Lord must have felt relieved that he had completed his work. The earth was created in six days or time periods. And on the seventh day, God rested from all his work. Christ completed his work — his sacrifice– on the sixth day of the week. He died before sundown that Friday evening, and when the Sabbath began, at the setting of the sun, Christ’s mortal work was done. He said, “it is finished and he bowed his head and gave up the ghost.” He rested from his labors...

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