The Easter, as celebrated in the modern world is a true mixture of the religious and the paganism.
According to some etymologists the word Easter originates from Eostre the ancient Anglo-Saxon Goddess of rebirth of the day at dawn and the rebirth of life in the spring. The arrival of spring was celebrated all over the old pagan world long before the religious meaning became associated with Easter. As Christianity grew and spread throughout the world, it was common practice to adopt and modify existing pagan celebrations and assimilate them into the Christian theology.
“When the time came, Jesus and the apostles sat down together at the table. Jesus said, “I have been very eager to eat this Passover meal with you before my suffering begins. For I tell you now that I won’t eat this meal again until its meaning is fulfilled in the Kingdom of God.” Then he took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. Then he said, “Take this and share it among yourselves. For I will not drink wine again until the Kingdom of God has come.” He took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me.” After supper he took another cup of wine and said, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood, which is poured out as a sacrifice for you.” Luke 22:14-20
I grew up with a strong belief in God and his holy Son. Everything we did, everything we ate was based on true faith. Faith was not something that was freely given or simply learnt but it meant truly believing the promise: “Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29 Today everything I am doing, making or eating remains to celebrate the marvelous opportunity to know, to believe, to have faith…so as my grandmothers promised: I will see…