Songs For Easter by Rockmaster
Learn to play piano accompaniment for Hymns using Piano Chord Tabs by Rockmaster
Learn to play a hymn by Easter March 27 (Western), May 1 (Eastern)
Songs For Easter by Rockmaster
All The Way My Savior Leads Me
Down by the Riverside
He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
His Eye Is On The Sparrow
How Great Thou Art
In The Garden
It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
The Old Rugged Cross
Sweet Hour of Prayer
Take the Name of Jesus With You
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
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This article is about the Christian and cultural festival. For other uses, see Easter (disambiguation).
Easter[nb 1] (Old English usually Ēastrun, -on, or -an; also Ēastru, -o; and Ēostre), also called Pasch (derived, through Latin: Pascha andGreek Πάσχα Paskha, from Aramaic: פסחא, cognate to Hebrew: פֶּסַחPesaḥ)[nb 2] or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival andholiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD.It is the culmination of the Passion of Christ, preceded by Lent (orGreat Lent), a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.
The week before Easter is called Holy Week, and it contains the days of the Easter Triduum, including Maundy Thursday, commemorating the Maundy and Last Supper, as well as Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus. In western Christianity, Eastertide, the Easter Season, begins on Easter Sunday and lasts seven weeks, ending with the coming of the fiftieth day,Pentecost Sunday. In Orthodoxy, the season of Pascha begins on Pascha and ends with the coming of the fortieth day, the Feast of the Ascension.
Easter and the holidays that are related to it are moveable feasts in that they do not fall on a fixed date in the Gregorian or Juliancalendars which follow only the cycle of the sun; rather, its date is determined on a lunisolar calendar similar to the Hebrew calendar. The First Council of Nicaea (325) established two rules, independence of the Jewish calendar and worldwide uniformity, which were the only rules for Easter explicitly laid down by the council. No details for the computation were specified; these were worked out in practice, a process that took centuries and generated a number ofcontroversies. It has come to be the first Sunday after the full moonthat occurs on or soonest after 21 March, but calculations vary inEast and West. Details of this complicated computation are found below in the section Date.
Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover by much of its symbolism, as well as by its position in the calendar. In many languages, the words for “Easter” and “Passover” are identical or very similar. Easter customs vary across the Christian world, and include sunrise services, exclaiming the Paschal greeting, clipping the church, and decorating Easter eggs, a symbol of the empty tomb. TheEaster lily, a symbol of the resurrection, traditionally decorates the chancel area of churches on this day and for the rest of Eastertide. Additional customs that have become associated with Easter and are observed by both Christians and some non-Christians include egg hunting, the Easter Bunny, and Easter parades.There are also various traditional Easter foods that vary regionally.