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Does easter Have Pagan Origins?

Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 22nd March 2021 in easter | easter,easter sunday,early church,church history,paganism,pagan roots,Ishtar,Eostre,fertility goddess
...m/2017/04/easter-ishtar-eostre-and-eggs/ https://www.gotquestions.org/easter-bunny-eggs.html https://www.gotquestions.org/Ishtar-easter.html https://againstheresies.org/our-blog/ishtar-and-the-easter-connection/ https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Nicene_and_Post-Nicene_Fathers:_Series_II/Volume_I/Church_History_of_Eusebius/Book_V/Chapter_24 https://www.academia.edu/19634106/From_easter_to_Ostara_the_Reinvention_of_a_Pagan_Goddess https://drmsh.com/easter-named-pagan-goddess/ https://askdrbrown.org/library/who-separated-passover-easter https://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/npnf214.vii.x.html https://ccel.org/ccel/schaff/npnf204/npnf204.xxv.iii.iii.iii.html https...
 

Great Lent

Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 13th February 2016 in Fasting | Lent,easter,Fasting,Prayer,early church,early church fathers,paganism,pagan roots
....com/spot/easter1.html http://www.thedidache.com http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/07157.htm https://www.buzzsprout.com/3196/52849-fasting-for-divine-intervention-fasting-edition-45 http://sacred-texts.com/chr/ecf/105/1050354.htm https://bible.org/seriespage/chapter-3-fasting-through-patristic-era  Lent Reading/Devotional Plan: https://fortydays.co.uk/amazon  http://www.churchyear.net/lentfathers.html http://www.churchyear.net/lentfatherslite.html Full texts: http://www.churchyear.net/lentfatherscomplete.pdf    ...
 

When did Christians become so whiny?

Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 25th April 2014 in Christianity | persecution, news, Christians, whiny, Google, homosexuality, Early Church, Love, Church Fathers
...The Church is so whiny at times. At least in the West it seems, from the various news outlets which like to showcase the "worst" (and actual worst) of the bunch. Sometimes I read articles and wonder why do certain Christians care so much about this!? It's usually a non-issue really, often under the guise of "principles" or "persecution." Now I realise that some of the articles I linked to above could also relate to serious issues that we, as Christians, should face and discuss. But even from a quick search on Huffington Post and the BBC News for "Christian", the majority of articles (as of writing) from America relate to homosexuality in some form, and for...
 

Does Christmas have pagan origins?

Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 19th December 2019 in Christmas | christmas,xmas,origins,pagan,pagan roots,church fathers,church history,Saturnalia,Epiphany,Annunciation,Tertullian,Origen,john chrysostom,incarnation,liturgical calendar,church calendar,festivals
...For most people, the question of the origins of Christmas is probably far from their minds. Some may recognise and give a cursory glance towards the Biblical narrative on the birth of Jesus as something to do with it (although a 2017 study showed that almost 1 in 20 Brits thought easter was the birth of Jesus!);—but in some Christian circles the question (accusation?) that “Christmas is pagan” is at the forefront of their minds. Table of Contents When was December 25th celebrated? The Christian Calendar Concluding Thoughts Bonus Information Further Reading & Sources: As time goes on and we move further and further into the future,...
 

Lent Day 40: Leo the Great: Sermon LXXII: ON THE LORD'S RESURRECTION, II

Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 15th April 2017 in Lent | Lent,great lent,fasting,early church fathers,devotional,daily reading,Doctor of the Church,lectures,Leo the Great,St Leo,Pope Leo I,sermon,resurrection,easter,easter sunday
...Day Forty: St. Leo the Great: Sermon LXXII: ON THE LORD'S RESURRECTION, II Who: Leo the Great, also known as Pope St. Leo I (the Great), was Pope from 440-61 AD. Place and date of birth unknown; died 10 November, 461. Leo's pontificate, next to that of St. Gregory I, is the most significant and important in Christian antiquity, as he tried to  combat the heresies which seriously threatened church unity even in the West, such as Pelagianism. What: A sermon on the Gospel, incarnation and resurrection of our Lord. Why: To encourage the Church in the power of the incarnation and the true faith and the nature of Christ and to give a new meaning to Passover in lig...
 

What was so good about Good Friday?

Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 18th April 2014 in easter | Good Friday,Jesus,crucifixion,forgiveness,sin,easter,Holy Week,Christmas
...I remember when I was growing up, this was a question I would often wonder about and ask. People would say "because Jesus died on the cross!", which was of little help to me as I would then think, why was Jesus dying a good thing?  But this is a question I'm sure many people will have asked themselves when they consider the name of their Bank Holiday, and probably a question they got an unsatisfactory answer to - if they got one at all! Really though, this holiday time should be more well-known and recognised than Christmas. While the birth of Jesus is important, it isn't actually central to the Faith, nor is it really emphasised much in the New Testament...
 
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