Everyday religious questions: Was Christ's resurrection literal or spiritual?

Why We Should Be Inviting Our Non Christian Friends and Neighbors to Church at Easter My Article at CNN

The highlights behind the Easter story include Jesus' execution, His burial and, most importantly, His rising from death.

"It is that season of the year that the Christian world commemorates the mystery of Jesus Christ's mission of salvation to the world". This tradition started in the mid 1800s, when the upper crust of society would attend Easter services at various Fifth Avenue churches in NY and then stroll outside afterward, showing off their new spring outfits and hats. "Easter reaffirms that hardships do not last forever, but that through strength, perseverance and resolve, joy and redemption follow".

The disciple Thomas was not present and declared he could not believe unless he saw and touched the wounds of Jesus.

Belteleradiocompany will broadcast the festive services from the Cathedral of Saint Virgin Mary at 21:45, as well as from the Holy Spirit Cathedral at 23:45.

Bishop Adonteng Boateng, on behalf of Divine Word global Ministries in the United States of America, wished Ghanaians a wonderful Easter celebration reminding revelers that "Jesus is the reason" for the occasion.

First, Easter is connected to a change in the seasons.

Easter Sunday celebration marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ, three days after he was crucified. It is considered the most important date in the Christian calendar as it affirms the foundation of all Christian belief.

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Where do you see Jesus?

Ever evolving, the Easter period has now reached its climax with people from all cultures being able to enjoy the delicious Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies.

Notice that the message of Easter is not past tense: "Once upon a time Jesus rose from the dead".

The early church wrestled with whether to understand Jesus' resurrection as a literal bodily resurrection or a spiritual resurrection.

In Switzerland, Easter eggs are delivered by a cuckoo and a fox in some areas of Germany. Hares and rabbits had a long association with spring seasonal rituals due to their unbelievable powers of fertility.

The court- backed National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ali Modu- Sheriff has urged Christians to imbibe the lessons of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

When German immigrants settled in Pennsylvania in the 18th and 19th centuries, they brought this tradition with them.

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