Why Do We Color Easter Eggs?

Posted by Marge on April 1, 2017 in History or Holidays |

Easter is a religious holiday, but some of its customs like the Easter egg are not really a religious symbol. The Egg is an ancient symbol of new life. This symbol is associated with festivals celebrating spring. Some Christians believe Easter eggs are a symbol representing Jesus’ rising from the tomb and his resurrection. Decorating eggs […]

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Ash Wednesday A to Z Challenge

Posted by Marge on April 1, 2017 in A to Z Challenge |

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. As Christians on Ash Wednesday, we go to mass and receive ashes on our foreheads. Traditionally the palm branches from the previous Palm Sunday service are saved and burned to produce ashes for this service. Receiving ashes is a sign of penance or admitting we are sinners and are sorry for our sins. The prayer […]

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