Happy Easter! He has Risen!

He had risen indeed! Wishing everyone a wonderful day.

Sunday Respite – The meaning of the Spring Equinox

This week we celebrated the Spring Equinox. For my Sunday Respite I chose “The Meaning of of the Spring Equinox.”  The notes say “An inspiring journey, set to beautiful music, into the history and current significance of the Spring Equinox”

I invite you to explore a relationship with the Christian tradition and many ancient and present religions, and their commonality. Among the Roman Catholic church and Protestant denominations, Easter Sunday falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after MARCH-20, the nominal date of the Spring Equinox.

I offer you this video when you have some time for self-reflection, and then the links below for your consideration.

Belsebuub & Angela Pritchard from Belsebuub expand upon the symbolic and spiritual significance of this time.

“…Throughout the world, the spring equinox is a time of great confrontation between the forces of darkness and light, in the death and resurrection of the central deities of sacred teachings throughout the world.

“It symbolizes what an initiate goes through in a definitive and important stage of self-realization, where the struggle between darkness and light creates the opposition needed to attain immortality. This is symbolized by the dark half of the year on one side of the spring equinox sun, and the light half of the year on the other…

Happy Easter!

Wishing everyone a joyous Easter.

“Greater love has no one than this, that Jesus lay down His life for His friends” (John 15:13)

“Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted” by Fernando Ortega

Happy Easter!

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter.

For the lord God omnipotent reigneth

(Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah)
Hallelujah

The kingdom of this world;
is become
the kingdom of our Lord,
and of His Christ
and of His Christ

 

 

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Pastor bashes Religious Right at Obama’s Easter Service

Easter with the Obamas.

It was certainly rich hearing Obama gain attention this weekend. We had his Saturday’s remarks, and of course he had to be sure he was seen on Easter. It sounds like Obama has found his religious home again.  First the Pastor’s remark, and then let’s reflect on Obama and his own dissing of Christianity.

Weekly Standard:

President Obama and his family this morning went to Easter Sunday services at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. Here are notes on the Easter service from the pool reporter, which included this part, “It drives me crazy when the captains of the religious right are always calling us back … for blacks to be back in the back of the bus … for women to be back in the kitchen … for immigrants to be back on their side of the border”

Then we have Obama’s Saturday remarks regarding Easter that makes one cringe:

in the Easter message he issued this weekend. You can watch the video on ABC News:

….Of course, those values are at the heart not just of the Christian faith; but of all faiths. From Judaism to Islam; Hinduism to Sikhism; there echoes a powerful call to serve our brothers and sisters. To keep in our hearts a deep and abiding compassion for all. And to treat others as we wish to be treated ourselves.

That’s the common humanity that binds us together. And as Americans, we’re united by something else, too: faith in the ideals that lie at the heart of our founding*; and the belief that, as part of something bigger than ourselves, we have a shared responsibility to look out for our fellow citizens.

Here is Obama’s bizarre view on his personal salvation. Apparently only if we agree to becoming a Marxist nation, can the man find salvation.

 In case there are any questions left, Obama mocks the Christianity and the second amendment.

Happy Easter!

He has Risen, he has Risen indeed!

From Andre Rieu’s “Live From Radio City Music Hall” in New York City 2004, with the Johann Strauss Orchestra and the Harlem Gospel Choir.

Happy Easter to everyone.

Happy Easter!

He has Risen, he has Risen indeed!

From Andre Rieu’s “Live From Radio City Music Hall” in New York City 2004, with the Johann Strauss Orchestra and the Harlem Gospel Choir.

 

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