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Fesdtivals & Celebrations
40 days long
time of pentinence
begins on ash wednesday
Christians encouraged to give something up
- Sunday before easter Sunday, Celebrates Jesus' arrival to Jerusalem (people threw palm branches on the road). Anglican + Catholic celebrate with small croses made of palm leaves.
- Thursday before easter day, celebrates passover meal with disciples (Last Supper). Christians reeber this by sharing bread + wine at Holly communion, Eucharist & Mass.
- Friday before easter sunday, Christians remember Jesus' crusifixition (Jesus atoned for sin of mankind).
- Marks Jesus' resurrection (Mary Magdalene discovered empty tomb), God raised Jesus from dead, Jesus given eternal life in heaven
Celebrates resurrection of Jesus & proves him to be the son of the Mesiah.
Recognises sacrafice of jesus & God's love in sending his son to redeem the world.
Recognises triumph of Good over Evil & Light over Darkness.
Contains promise of rsurrection for those who believe in life after death.
Celebrates justice & mercy of God.
How it's Celebrated
Attending church & taking Eucharist on easter saturday (The Easter Vigil)
Morning sunrise service
Christians will wear white or other bright colours & priest will wear bright coloured robes
Christians light candles & the Paschal candle will be used in services.
Celebrates & recognises the incarnation
Jesus born in stable showing God identifies with the poor
Birth of Jesus
Time of charity as shown by gifts from the wise men
Celebrates idea of peace
Jesus was the 'prince of peace'
Christmas truce 1914
The Nativity Story
Birth od Jesus reccorded in the gospel of Matthew & Luke
Stories differ slightly but are combined to form traditional nativity story
Mathew telss us about some wise men who followed a star that led them to Jesus birthplace & presented him with gifts of Gold, Frankinsence & Myrh.
Luke tells us how shepards were led to Bethlehem by an angel
For Christians the preparation begins in the period of Advent
Advent lasts 4 sundays in the build up to the birth of Jesus
Christmas Day Itinery
25th is day Christians remember the birth of Jesus
Day of Hope, Celebration & Remeberance
Some Christians mark Christmas day with 'Midnight Mass' or Euucharist