Today is the Commemoration Day of Salvation for the world…..

Published by Jacob P Varghese on

Christ is Risen from the dead; Let us all arise with Him’.
Yesterday I was buried with Thee, O Christ.
Today I arise with Thee in Thy resurrection.
Yesterday I was crucified with Thee:
Glorify me with Thee, O Savior, in Thy kingdom

No more ‘Happy Easter’ please!!! Origins of the name “Easter”: The name “Easter” originated with the names of an ancient Goddess and God. The Venerable Bede, (672-735 CE.) a Christian scholar, first asserted in his book De Ratione Temporum that Easter was named after Eostre (a.k.a. Eastre). She was the Great Mother Goddess of the Saxon people in Northern Europe. Similarly, the “Teutonic dawn goddess of fertility [was] known variously as Ostare, Ostara, Ostern, Eostra, Eostre, Eostur, Eastra, Eastur, Austron and Ausos.” Her name was derived from the ancient word for spring: “eastre.” Similar Goddesses were known by other names in ancient cultures around the Mediterranean, and were celebrated in the springtime.

Even though there has been an alternative explanation. The name given by the Frankish church to Jesus’ resurrection festival included the Latin word “alba” which means “white.” (This was a reference to the white robes that were worn during the festival.) “Alba” also has a second meaning: “sunrise.” When the name of the festival was translated into German, the “sunrise” meaning was selected in error. This became “ostern” in German. Ostern has been proposed as the origin of the word “Easter”.

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!
Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!
Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!

It is high time we teach our children and use the greetings, which is very much meaningful

It would be great if we start using the words
Resurrection‘ or Uyarpu or Kymtho instead of Easter.

Wishing a Blessed Resurrection Day!


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