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Easter Egg Hunts Biblical

Surely we will have a discussion about Easter/Passover.. Churches in this area have Easter egg hunts!

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The egg figures in both the Jewish Passover and Orthodox Christian Pascha domestic observance.

One is found on the Passover plate at the Seder.

An egg is the last thing eaten (traditionally) before the Lenten fasts starts, and the first thing eaten after the Pascha Divine Liturgy to break the fast.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/9/14


\\Both church historian Bede and Canadian Oxford dictionary say Ostre is derived from Anglo Saxon goddess of spring Astarte.\\

Very good.

But I've given you the Orthodox name.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/11/14


A Easter hunt is simply a game. The background of the "Easter Egg", Rabbits, birds, etc. is attributed to fertility since this is the first part of spring. To made a issue of it at this point is like, "Throwing Out the Baby with the Bath Water" Most children who participate in an Easter Egg hunt, probably don't know the background, or if they do, don't see how it's valid today.
---wivv on 3/10/14


Cluny, There are more than one theory of "Easter's" origin!
Both church historian Bede and Canadian Oxford dictionary say Ostre is derived from Anglo Saxon goddess of spring Astarte.
Some argue that the German word (Osten) simply means "east" or rising sun,
To say that the rising sun equates to the resurrection if Jesus is stretching it just a tad!
(the sun rises every day in the east) not just at Passover!
---1st_cliff on 3/10/14


\\Eggs and rabbits are symbols of fertility attributed to the goddess of fertility Astarte from which the word Easter is derived!\\

According to my on-line dictionary, the English word "Easter" comes from the old Germanic word "Ostere", which has nothing to do with Astarte.

However, my comment about Pascha still stands.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/10/14




Eggs and rabbits are symbols of fertility attributed to the goddess of fertility Astarte from which the word Easter is derived!
A spring goddess when all things begin to be renewed!
Another error in the KJV that should have read Passover!(Easter)
---1st_cliff on 3/9/14


\\I even think we should not be using the word Easter because of the Roman history. \\

I don't know what you mean by "the Roman history" here.

In most non-Germanic languages, including Latin, the Feast of the Resurrection is called Pascha or a phonetic equivalent: Paques in French, Pascua in Spanish, et al.

So do most Orthodox prefer it be called.

While in Russian, it's called Pascha, in Ukrainian it's called Velikiden (Great Day).

It's a variant of the Hebrew Pesach, or Passover.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/9/14


Easter eggs and egg huts are rituals added to Easter to make Christians forget Christ who is the center of everything.I even think we should not be using the word Easter because of the Roman history. Imagine kids are so exited on looking for the eggs in the grass and the Easter bunny. Kids should be excited that He died for our sins and He is not in the grave anymore.So it should be called Resurrection Season and Sunday.
---Lydia on 3/9/14


The resurrection of Jesus Christ should not be lowered to bunny rabbits and eggs. Sad that anyone would teach their children than hunting eggs has anything to do with the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Another lie told to children just like the Santa Claus one.
---KarenD on 3/9/14


Easter and passover are two different issues. The former is a yearly ritual that has mixed origin and of little use other than great profit for a few. Defense of this ritual will no doubt draw the use of Colossians 2:16. However, this is taken out of context and is talking about rituals used in Judaism like passover.

Truth is there is little that we do that is biblical. The only justification for anything that we do is jesus christ. Through him only is redemption and reconciliation and righteousness.

Our call is to seek righteousness and not what is considered biblical.
---aka on 3/8/14




Easter egg hunts and rolls are seasonal games. That's all they are.

If memory serves, I went on an Easter egg hunt when I was 5 and found a golden egg, which was redeemable at one of the fancy department stores downtown. (This was quite a bit in the 50's.)

I've never attended one since.

If you don't want to go to an Easter egg hunt, don't go. But I don't recall seeing, "Thou shalt have no Easter egg hunts before Me," anywhere in the Bible

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/7/14


Hello,1srCliff , All respect Brother, far as I could say mostly Easter egg in the grass, that' for the real small little kids.. maybe I will get " the lash" but I can not see how it bad for little kids playing in the grass looking for easter eggs...
Being so,horrible. Halloween that's horrible..scary and devil like stuff...

Love of Jesus!
---Lidia4796 on 3/7/14


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