Easter Day Tradition

At Easter Mass, the most important day in the Christian celebratory season, Orthodox believers around the country celebrated the resurrection of Christ at midnight. At Easter, Christians commemorate Christ’s resurrection, which represents the revival of hope, the strengthening of all believers’ confidence in God, the passage from the temporal to the eternal, and the rescue of mankind from sin.

When we think of Easter rituals, we immediately think of the crimson egg. It’s a distinctive aspect of the holiday.  The closed and sleeping egg represents life, while the crimson hue of the eggs represents sacrifice, and in this case, Christ’s sacrifice, which is symbolic of triumph, joy, and life. The color red symbolizes God’s might and power, as well as the blood of Christ, which was spilt on the cross for the redemption of all people on the planet.  As a result, the color red conjures up images of Christ’s blood and salvation. The Easter egg is as ancient as Christianity, and the church has recognized it as a sign of Christ’s Resurrection in its custom and practice. The early Christians and apostles’ contemporaries began coloring and giving Easter eggs, enthusiastically announcing ‘Christ has Risen!’

‘He is risen!’ is the response. The Easter bread, which has a crimson egg in the centre and is delicious, conveys the concept of sweetness and gladness, and contains the words of God and the prayers of the believers, is another aspect of the Easter ritual. The term Easter is always followed by a brilliant word, signifying or representing the light that shines from Christ’s grave. Even to brighten the Passover, the faithful receive the light that the clergy receives from the unquenchable candle of the Holy Table, which symbolizes the tomb of the risen Christ, and carry it to their homes, making the cross on the doorstep and keeping the flame unquenchable for 40 days, using decorated lamps. Taking the flame from the Holy Table and giving it to the believers represents the flame that comes forth every year on Orthodox Easter from Christ’s tomb in Jerusalem, a flame that is taken and spread in churches all over the world. The meat of the lamb is undoubtedly a component of the Passover feast table, signifying Christ, who came to the slaughter as a lamb, offering himself for the sins of the people (Gospel of John 1:29, 1 Peter 1: Revelation 5 : 6). Believers describe the mood of Easter by saying “Happy Easter for many years,” but the greeting “Christ is risen” best expresses the spirit of the Easter season.

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