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What is the Easter Season About?. 2009 Western Easter Calendar Feb. 24 Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras) Feb. 25 Ash Wednesday Feb. 25-Apr. 11 Lent Apr. 5-11 Holy.

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1 What is the Easter Season About?

2 2009 Western Easter Calendar Feb. 24 Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras) Feb. 25 Ash Wednesday Feb. 25-Apr. 11 Lent Apr Holy Week Apr. 5 Palm Sunday Apr. 8 Holy Wednesday Apr. 9 Maundy Thursday Apr. 10 Good Friday Apr. 12 Easter

3 Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras) King of the Niece Carnival in Fat Tuesday: French, Mardi Gras Tuesday before lent Festival for days before fat Tuesday, carousing, lasciviousness

4 Ash Wednesday Ashes on worshipers forehead, shape of a cross. Ash Wednesday named for practice of putting ashes on foreheads as sign of repentance

5 Lent Roman Catholic Pope, Lent, Lent Ash Wednesday till Easter Fasting, prayer, alms giving, penance, self- denial representative of the days Jesus spent in the wilderness before beginning His public ministry

6 Palm Sunday Oriental Orthodox congregation in India, outside its church with palm fronds on Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday one week before Easter services include processions (parades), and palm branches commemorates Jesus Triumphant Entry

7 Holy Week Sunday Palm Sunday Wednesday Holy Wednesday Thursday Maundy Thursday Friday Good Friday

8 Holy Wednesday Judas (right) dropping the 30 pieces of silver priests gave him to betray Jesus. Holy Wednesday observes 1 st day Judas conspired to betray Christ church services, local traditions

9 Holy Thursday Catholic priest washing feet, Holy Thursday. Holy Thursday commemorates the Lords Supper church services, communion, washing feet

10 Good Friday Good Friday procession in Bombay, Indian Roman Catholics, depicting the Way of the Cross. Good Friday Friday before Easter commemorates Jesus crucifixion fasting, church services, street processions, special prayers, nailing to crosses

11 Easter Russian Orthodox priest blessing Easter baskets. Easter commemorates resurrection of Christ 1 st century Christians did not observe church services, baptisms, holy water, sunrise services, communion Easter Baskets, Easter Eggs, Easter Bunny

12 Observance as a Church of Christ Paul warned.... Gal. 4:9-11 not observe pagan religion Col. 2:16-19 not holding fast to head Eph. 5:23-24 church subject to Christ Has no value against flesh Col. 2:20-23 Churches observing man-made decrees 2 Jn. 1:9 not have God Mk. 7:6-9 vain worship Rev. 22:18-19 lost in sin

13 Observance as a Christian Paul kept secular customs 1 Cor. 9:20-21 Jew, Gentile, Law of Christ Rom. 14: instructions.... vs. 5 personal observance of days vs. 5 fully convinced – faith (vs. 23) vs. 6-8 done for the Lord vs not stumbling block

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