Presentation on theme: "Easter is the most important cycle in the Christian calendar since it leads up to the commemoration of the death and resurrection of Jesus. It starts."— Presentation transcript:
Easter is the most important cycle in the Christian calendar since it leads up to the commemoration of the death and resurrection of Jesus. It starts six weeks before with Carnival and Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of lent which proceeds until Easter Sunday.
- This is the last opportunity for feasting before the period of lent. - Carnival is a festive season which occurs on Tuesday immediately before Lent. - Carnival involves a public celebration or parade, masks and public street party.
- Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and runs through to Good Friday. - It is a time for fasting. - It remembers the forty days that Jesus was tempted in the desert. - Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Christian self-denial and penitence which ends with forgiveness on Easter Sunday.
- The week before Easter is called Holy Week and begins with Palm Sunday. - Godchildren give to their godparents blessed olive tree bouquets which symbolize life.
- On thursday it is celebrated Jesus Last Supper, which was the last meal Jesus shared with his Twelve Apostles / disciples before his death.
- The Easter Weekend begins with Good Friday - the most solemn day of the Christian Calendar. - Christians remember the crucifixion of Jesus. - People meet in the church to meditate on Christ’s Crucifixion. - People don’t eat meat on this day.
- On Saturday night it takes place a Paschal Vigil. - It is the day before Easter and the last day of Holy Week, in which Christians prepare for Easter. This day commemorates the day that Jesus Christ's body lay in the tomb.
- Easter Sunday is the most joyful day of the year for Christians. This is the day when Jesus’ believed to have risen from the dead. - Jesus reveals through his life, death and resurrection the supreme loving power of God.