Easter

Easter
arrives early
this year, yet
Winter’s grip does not
relent.

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Easter Day Quotes

“On Easter Day the veil between time and eternity thins to gossamer.”
— Douglas Horton

“Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf in spring-time.”
— Martin Luther

Shrove Tueday Elfje

Shrove
Tuesday, Pancake
Day. Lent begins.
The days lengthen towards
Easter.

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Lent: An Old English word meaning ‘lengthen’. It simply refers to the fact that the days get longer during Spring. This was adopted by the Christian church to refer to the time Jesus spent in the wilderness. On Shrove Tuesday people would attend church to be ‘shriven’ of their sins before a period of fasting leading up to Easter. All  foods forbidden during ‘Lent’, which begins on Ash Wednesday (tomorrow) would be eaten up beforehand so the custom of making up eggs and milk into pancakes came about.

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An Easter Quote

“The Lord of all things lives anew
and all his works are rising too.
Hosanna in excelsis.”

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Lines from an Easter song I learned at school.

Eostre

Greetings to thee
Eostre, goddess of the dawn,
of new beginnings and fertility.

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