What is Easter about?

For much of the religious world, today marks the beginning of the holiest time of the year–Good Friday and Easter for Christians and (at sundown) Passover for Jews. What is Easter about? Easter commemorates and celebrates the self-sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The events we remember at Easter are the culmination of Jesus’s ministry and mission. It was during this time that he was proclaimed the Messiah, the Son of God, that he took upon himself the sins of humanity, that he willingly gave up his life, and that he was resurrected on the third day.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as part of the Bible Videos series, has produced a powerful (and in places quite graphic) depiction of the events surrounding Easter, including the Last Supper, the great intercessory prayer, the betrayal, scourging, and crucifixion of Christ, and the resurrection. You may not want to have your three-year-old watch it with you.

It is because of these events that we believe all humanity will live again beyond this life and that each person may be redeemed from his or her sins and made whole. In short, the events of these few days are the basis for our faith and hope, and for us the most important in the history of the universe.

Please click here for another article about Easter.

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3 thoughts on “What is Easter about?

  1. Anonymous says:

    That cool

  2. Anonymous says:

    What is Easter …

    1. admin says:

      That’s a great question. Put simply Easter is a Christian holiday commemorating the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

      For members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Easter is a chance to “affirm and testify that Jesus Christ was resurrected and lives today with a glorified and perfected body of flesh and bone.” (source).

      For more information, check out this short movie at http://www.LDS.org/topics/easter:

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