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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Was Jesus celebrating the Jewish Passover? Or the Christian Easter Holiday?

Jesus broke all the rules about the Passover celebration... Jesus didn't celebrate a Jewish Passover, but a Christian one! The celebration of the Passover in a Jewish home was ordained by God the Father to be celebrated eternally and for ever in a family setting where the son asks his father, "why is this night so different from the other nights"? and the Father, not the Sunday School Teacher takes the time to explain everybody the Exodus story... Since all of Jesus Apostles rejected their families to follow Jesus they had no family setting to celebrate the Jewish Passover so they were obviously forcd to start celebrating EASTER as we know it today...

I know that most Christians actually eat Jesus' Blood and Flesh, but my question is, where do they get the Bunny and he Eggs into this celbration?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    jesus couldnt celebrate easter......easter is a celebration of his rising from the dead.....so obviously he didnt celebrate that...

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  • Mark S
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Um, Jesus and the Apostles were celebrating the Jewish Passover, NOT the Easter event. The Easter event was the death and resurrection of Jesus. Since He couldn't be at the table, on the cross and resurrected at the same time. He was celebrating the Jewish Passover.

    Christianity came FROM Jewish traditions.

    The Roman emperor Constantine made Christianity the official religion of the Roman empire. Due to most of the Romans and, alot of the conquered nations, believed in paganism, he incorporsted some pagan dates into Christianity, Easter was one. This was to assist in the assimilation of these people into the new faith.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Jesus was celebating Passover.

    Christians didn't start celebrating Easter until much later. The name of the Holiday comes from Eostar or Oestra, a fertility Goddess, and the bunnys and eggs are Pagan fertility symbols. The Pagan Eostara takes place on the Vernal Equinox. Christian Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Equinox, but this method of calculating it, as well as all of the imagery, including the resurrection, comes from Pagan tradition.

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  • 1 decade ago

    1. Jesus celebrated his Jewish faith, His followers celebrated theirs (the original followers were all Jewish until the woman from Caanan)

    2. Many people are not at home for Passover, it takes some adjustments, but it's still Passover.

    3. The Eggs and Bunny are in respect to Pagan traditions. They were added to Easter to convert nonbelievers.

    4. Easter is about more than the Jewish Passover. It's also about Jesus' last days. How does one celebrate one's own last days?

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  • cindy
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    You are correct in observing that a new covenent was being put into place.

    Please do not think that God cannot and will not make new Covenents with his people. We see this throughout the Old testament.

    If God had not made the new covenent after the flood, we would still be vegetarians and the animals would not fear us.

    If God had not made the new covenent with Abraham , the Israelites would not have come to pass, at least through Abraham.

    Now, bact to the new covenent with the Apostles. We are now to celebrate communion rather than passover. THe reason for this is that we no longer need a perfect sacrifice, Jesus is the lamb and he spilt his blood so that we would no longer have to spill the blood of innocent animals for the covering of our sins.

    Jesus Christ was and is the perfect sacrifice and to deny that is to deny what God told us from Genesis onward, that he would send the perfect lamb, to free us all from our sins, not just the bondage to the Roman Empire (which is pretty short sighted, considering God is much more powerful than one little empire)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Easter is a Christian corruption of the ancient Pagan fertility festival of the Goddess Ostera. The Hare {rather than the rabbit} was sacred to her, and eggs are symbolic of fertility.

    These Pagan roots are why Easter is still always held on the first Sunday after the full moon after the Spring Equinox.

    So Jesus would not have been celebrating Easter !

    Source(s): Pagan~Witch
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  • 1 decade ago

    The bunny and the eggs are a result of commercialism. However, I think the egg is meant to symbolize rebirth.

    Easter is a celebration of the ressurrection so I don't think the apostles and Jesus were celebrating that just yet.

    They were probably having their Passover together because everyone else had ostricized them.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Bunny? plentiful life, easter egg, new life in Cheist. Heard of symbolism?Many do NOT believe in transubstantiation, only Roman Catholics.

    Christians believe we are ALL brothers and sister so a passover requires no blood ties, only the unity of faith. The old Testament with its many laws did not keep the people from sin, nor did the Kings the Jews demanded. Faith in God and Christ gives forgiveness from sin. God knows we are all fallen. Some are saved from their fall!

    Holy communion is a remembrance of thepa ssover feast!

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  • 1 decade ago

    The bunny and the eggs were fertility symbols incorporated into Easter traditions. They have nothing to do with Christ. Jesus was preparing the disciples who would be the first leaders of the church for what we now celebrate as Easter. It was a transition.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Bunny and the Eggs have absolutely nothing to do with Christianity. Commercialism/capitalism is behind the bunny and the egg.

    And as the previous poster said, it is impossible that Jesus celebrated Easter.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Jesus was a Jew so presumably he was celebrating Passover as no Christian traditions existed in his time.

    The Bunny and Eggs are (pagan) fertility symbols of spring.

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