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The True Meaning of Easter

Isabella Michaels, Online Editor

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Lent is forty days of prayer, fasting, and penance to get ready for Easter. During Easter, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. We believe that Jesus rose on the third day after he was crucified and buried. On Holy Saturday, I went to the Easter Vigil Mass. When I first entered Good Shepherd, the church was dark. Every person got a candle. The priest lit the candles of the first person in each row. They turned and lit their neighbors’ candles until the whole church was lit up with candles. There were five readings from the Old Testament. The Mass was two hours of reading, singing, praying, and watching adults getting their first sacraments. I can not wait until next year to experience the grace again. Another way to celebrate Easter is to spend time with family and hold Easter egg hunts. The Easter eggs we decorate represent the empty tomb of Jesus. I asked Coach Mike what he does for Easter and he said, “I go visit churches to see the different artwork of the stations of the cross.” It is important to remember how our Jesus saved us.

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The True Meaning of Easter