Yesterday was such an amazing day...later, celebrating Passover Seder with family, and friends. My only contribution was, the Flourless Chocolate Mousse Cake. (recipe will follow on the next post, along with a new post)
Passover, so meaningful to Jews... and Easter, to Christians... a religious celebration; unlike other celebrations that divide us. Easter, and Passover brings us closer together!
According to theologian, Martin Buber; "Passover celebrates a God who could not become visible, while Easter celebrates a God who had to become visible to save a sinful humanity."
New Christians celebrated Passover up until the second century...in Luke 22:14-20...According to the Gospel of Matthew 26:17; Mark 14:12 and Luke 22:7, ...the Last Supper of Jesus was a Passover Seder meal, but according to John 12:1-it has it occurring, the day before Passover. Five, six decades later-the first celebration of Easter, was in Rome, to distinguish the Christians from the Jews.
The change was observed by the Christian followers, because the fear of death was greater than their fear to violate God's word.
The point is; Passover is about freedom, understood as liberation from oppression, and Easter is about freedom, understood as salvation from sin!
For both Christians and Jews, the egg symbolizes life and rebirth!
|Italian Easter Bread from daughter Lora @ Cake Duchess|
|Easter Cupcakes from Marsha @ The Harried Cook|
|Photo, courtesy of Anna's blog... Relaxotour|
For both Christians and Jews, the egg symbolizes life, and rebirth. Also, another common roots, that Easter is always celebrated during Passover=the Hebrew word, for Pesach...literally meaning, to "pass over" In Italian, it's called Pasqua, the same as in Spanish, and Greek with different spelling.
The word Easter, comes from ancient Egypt-for the worship of Astarte, the "goddess of fertility"...throughout time, it spread over to England in the 7th, and early 8th century...Their Christian celebration, attempting to convert pagans to Christianity. Also called; Eastre, from the word East!
All the plants seemed to be so alive from the perfect light from outside, and the special care given from their caretaker!
These beautiful plants represent the rebirth...a continuous process...one life succeeds the previous one. Renewal cleanses and enables that heart and soul, and mind to... find a wealth of new experiences.
"When a home is ruled according to God's word, angels might be asked to stay with us, and they would not find find themeselves out of their element."