Full List Of Catholic Easter Songs Mp3 Download For Church Choir, Christians, Kids, Church, Schools, And Lots More.
- Brooke Ligertwood – King Jesus (Live) | Download Mp3
- Brooke Ligertwood – A Thousand Hallelujahs | Download Mp3
- Brooke Ligertwood – I Belong To Jesus (Dylan’s Song) | Download Mp3
- Lifeway Worship – Turn Your Eyes | Download Mp3
- Lifeway Worship – Christ Be Magnified | Download Mp3
- Lifeway Worship – Thank You Jesus For The Blood | Download Mp3
- Lifeway Worship – My Jesus | Download Mp3
- Lifeway Worship – Graves Into Gardens | Download Mp3
- Lifeway Worship – House Of The Lord | Download Mp3
- Lifeway Worship – Rattle | Download Mp3
Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a Christian festival and cultural holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD.
Easter, Latin Pascha, Greek Pascha, principal festival of the Christian church, which celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his Crucifixion. The earliest recorded observance of an Easter celebration comes from the 2nd century, though the commemoration of Jesus’ Resurrection probably occurred earlier. Easter is celebrated on Sunday, April 17, 2022.
The English word Easter, which parallels the German word Ostern, is of uncertain origin. One view, expounded by the Venerable Bede in the 8th century, was that it derived from Eostre, or Eostrae, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring and fertility.
This view presumes—as does the view associating the origin of Christmas Songs on December 25 with pagan celebrations of the winter solstice—that Christians appropriated pagan names and holidays for their highest festivals. Given the determination with which Christians combated all forms of paganism (the belief in multiple deities), this appears a rather dubious presumption.
There is now widespread consensus that the word derives from the Christian designation of Easter week as in albis, a Latin phrase that was understood as the plural of alba (“dawn”) and became eostarum in Old High German, the precursor of the modern German and English term. The Latin and Greek Pascha (“Passover”) provides the root for Pâques, the French word for Easter.
Easter, like Christmas, has accumulated a great many traditions, some of which have little to do with the Christian celebration of the Resurrection but derive from folk customs. The custom of the Easter lamb appropriates both the appellation used for Jesus in Scripture (“behold the lamb of God which takes away the sins of the world,” John 1:29) and the lamb’s role as a sacrificial animal in ancient Israel.
In antiquity Christians placed lamb meat under the altar, had it blessed, and then ate it on Easter. Since the 12th century the Lenten fast has ended on Easter with meals including eggs, ham, cheeses, bread, and sweets that have been blessed for the occasion.