EASTER FULLERVISION STYLE (Sunday, March 27, 2005)
Palm Sunday (3/20/05) marks the day that Jesus Christ came to
Jerusalem. He was greeted with palms.
Maundy Thursday (sometimes referred to as "Holy Thursday," 3/24/05)
indicates the day commemorating Christ's "Last Supper" with his
Good Friday (3/25/05) marks the day of the "death" of Christ. The
account is described in all four Biblical gospels. Christ was betrayed
to the Romans by Judas, who received 30 silver coins in return, a gift
he ended up returning on account of guilty conscience that would result
in Judas's suicide. Christ was brought before the people of Jerusalem
in a desperate attempt by Pontius Pilate to save Christ's life...
however, the high priests convinced the mob to free Barabbas, a
notorious rioter and killer... with that, the Roman guards beat and
mocked Christ and paraded him through the streets with a crown of
thorns on his head and a cross on his back. The Romans hanged Christ on
that cross, and he was left to die. After his death, Christ's body was
transported to a tomb.
Easter Sunday (3/27/05) marks the day that Jesus Christ walked out of
the sepulchre and was resurrected.
THE LEGEND OF THE EASTER BUNNY
Unlike his Christmas counterpart-- Santa Claus-- little is known about
the Easter Bunny. His historical origin is believed to be from the
rabbit being a traditional symbol of spring. He is known to distribute
colored eggs and candy (namely jelly beans, chocolate-- including the
now [in?]famous Cadbury eggs-- and marshmallow Peeps) in baskets to
children the night before Easter. Beyond that, there is no real
consensus. He is generally believed to be a giant human-sized rabbit
with white or a light pastel yellow or pink color fur. His home is
SO WHY DOES EASTER ALWAYS HAVE TO CHANGE THE #@$%! DATE EVERY YEAR?!
Easter, unlike other Christian holidays, is based on a lunar calendar.
It is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon in
Spring... meaning it lands between late March and late April. This
year, Easter is abnormally early, and considering we're having a late
winter by most meteorological estimates, we're getting hosed. Don't
fret, however-- Easter 2006 lands on April 16, which should be well
enough out of winter's path.
CAN YOU TELL ME WHY THE HECK THE SCHOOL SYSTEMS AREN'T GIVING
EASTER BREAK OFF??
I can sense your frustration-- tell me about it... I'm at SUNY Oswego
here and they set up spring break such that it ends exactly one week
before Easter Sunday, meaning there's no chance for me (or many other
people who live at anything beyond commuting distance) to get back home
for the Easter holiday. It appears that in the high schools, BOCES has
decided to split the traditional two-week Easter break into two generic
breaks, neither one around Easter (Good Friday is off and THAT'S IT.)
Which way is it-- BOCES accountable to the schools or the schools
accountable to BOCES? It's supposed to be the first one but schools
have forgotten that apparently because most of them are just following
BOCES this year. It really ticks me off to no end.
ABC-- "It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown" airs Friday, 3/25 at 8:00
ABC-- "The Ten Commandments" (the 1956 cinematic depiction of the life
of Moses featuring Charlton Heston) aired Saturday, 3/19 at 7:00 PM.
No Easter parade this year-- I'm disappointed.
CBS, ABC, ESPN-- Basketball, basketball and more basketball. CBS
continues its coverage of the NCAA tournament, while ABC and ESPN air
NBC, Fox-- No special programming, although there will be no arena
football on Easter Sunday.
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