Happy Easter

Venerable Fulton J. SheenHappy Easter … Happy Rebirth!

Easter is our “do-over” … our chance to “get it right.”

“Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.”

“Christianity, unlike any other religion in the world, begins with catastrophe and defeat. Sunshine religions and psychological inspirations collapse in calamity and wither in adversity. But the Life of the Founder of Christianity, having begun with the Cross, ends with the empty tomb and victory.”

? Fulton J. Sheen

Easter

O.E. Eastre (Northumbrian Eostre), from P.Gmc. *Austron, a goddess of fertility and sunrise whose feast was celebrated at the spring equinox, from *austra-, from PIE *aus- “to shine” (especially of the dawn).

Anglo-Saxon Christians adopted her name and many of the celebratory practices for  Christ’s resurrection … related to east; most neighboring languages use a variant of Latin Pasche to name this holiday.”

— Online Etymology Dictionary