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Easter History: Christian Culture & Traditions

Easter History: Christian Culture & Traditions

Essentially a springtime festival, there has been much debate over the origin of Easter, in the religious context. However, there is a general acceptance of the proposition offered by 8th-century English scholar St. Bede, according to which, Easter owes its origin to the old Teutonic mythology. According to the mythology, the occasion was observed as a spring festival, by the …

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Chocolate Easter Eggs: Christian Culture & Traditions

Chocolate Easter Eggs: Christian Culture & Traditions

Christians celebrate the Resurrection of Christ on Easter. The first Sunday after the first full moon, immediately after the vernal equinox, is the Easter Sunday. Easter is the time for self reflection and re-evaluation of oneself. The custom of Easter egg is historically associated with a pagan celebration of spring and fertility which was later incorporated into Christianity. No matter …

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Easter Celebration: Christian Culture & Traditions

Easter Celebration: Christian Culture & Traditions

The dichotomous nature of Easter is reflected in the celebration of the festival. On one hand, the festival is a tribute to the Resurrection of Jesus while on the other, celebration of Easter heralds the advent of the spring season. Religious observations in churches, exchange of gifts, making flower bonnets and Easter eggs mark the celebrations of the spring festival. …

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Silence – Movie Review

Silence - Movie Review

Director: Martin Scorsese Cast: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, Ciaran Hinds Genre: Drama, History Hollywood historical drama film: Silence – Movie Review Martin Scorsese’s passionate dream project (nearly 3 decades in the making) finally sees the light of the cinema screens in India this week. The film’s title ‘Silence’ is emblematic of God’s silence in the face of untold …

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Christian Festival Calendar 2017

Christian Festival Calendar

Christian Festival Calendar 2017 India, the land of vibrant culture and ethnicity, is known for the celebration of a number of colorful festivals in myriad ways. In this secular nation, people following different religions coexist in harmony. All the important festivals of the religions are celebrated with equal pomp and gaiety. Although Hindus predominate the total population of the country, …

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Jesus Christ Quotes in Hindi ईसा मसीह के अनमोल विचार

Jesus Christ Quotes in Hindi ईसा मसीह के अनमोल विचार

ईसा या यीशु मसीह या जीज़स क्राइस्ट ईसाई धर्म के प्रवर्तक हैं। ईसाई लोग उन्हें परमपिता परमेश्वर का पुत्र और ईसाई त्रिएक परमेश्वर का तृतीय सदस्य मानते हैं। ईसा की जीवनी और उपदेश बाइबिल के नये नियम में दिये गये हैं। ईसा इस्लाम के अज़ीम तरीन पेग़मबरों मे से एक माना जाता है।

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What is the history behind St. Patrick’s Day?

What is the history behind St. Patrick's Day?

St. Patrick’s Day is the celebration of Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick. Patrick was born in Wales about 385 AD. He actually considered himself a pagan until the age of 16. At that age, he was sold into slavery by a group of Irish marauders, and during his captivity he became closer to God. He escaped from slavery after six …

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Who Is St. Patrick and Why Do We Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

Who Is St. Patrick and Why Do We Celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

Every March 17th, thousands of people don their greenest garb, march in Irish pride parades, eat green clover-shaped cookies, and quaff frosty mugs of green beer in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. But do you really know who St. Patrick was and why he is celebrated? Patrick was born in AD 387 just south of Hadrian’s Wall in Britain, which …

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Do Sikhs Believe in the Devil or Demons?

Do Sikhs Believe in the Devil or Demons?

The Sikh scripture, Guru Granth Sahib, makes references to demons mentioned in Vedic legends primarily for illustrative purposes. There is no belief system in Sikhism which focuses on demons or devils. Sikh teachings center on ego and its effect on the soul. Indulging in unbridled egoism may render a soul subject to demonic influences and the realms of darkness which …

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What is Maundy Thursday?

Maundy Thursday is the Thursday of Holy Week. It represents the day that the Jewish Passover was celebrated in the Bible Story of Easter. On that day, Jesus had his last meal with his friends and followers before he was killed. This meal is now know as ‘The Last Supper’. At the meal, Jesus and his friends would have followed …

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