Category Archives: Easter

The Friday to Sunday

Commented to my then wife one time about how grey it was on a particular Good Friday. She responded, matter of factly, that it was always grey on Good Friday. Started to wonder, each Good Friday, if there would be … Continue reading

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Friday Saint

All these years, hadn’t bothered to find out why it is called “Good Friday”. Ended up preferring the French, “Vendredi saint”, which seems more precise. As Greg Garrison explains explains: At first glance, Good Friday seems like the ultimate misnomer. … Continue reading

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Particular week, where virtue is not convenience

In relation the Easter period, Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows (reproduced with permission): It’s Holy Week again. As in the past, the Anglican, United and Roman Catholic Churches in Vancouver are having joint services each morning, Monday through Thursday, … Continue reading

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So when one questions the concept of an Islamic state…

…end up thinking of Good Friday, and why it is a compulsory holiday. Same with Easter Sunday. Remembering the Easter-Passover blend, and the employer at the time saying go if you really believe, but otherwise… When a particular religion frames … Continue reading

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Less Stress at Easter

So much recognized stress at Christmas, though not a lot of research, it seems. Know of a supportive case study. Wondered about comparative stress levels at Easter. Can’t find research. Could be that part of the Easter period is expected … Continue reading

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Post-Easter: Still Alive and Well

Did you ever take a look to see who is left around? Everyone I thought was cool is six feet underground I’m still alive and well, still alive and well Every now and then I know it’s kinda hard to … Continue reading

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Of The Season

A friend wrote to me about the Easter weekend as follows (e-mail correspondence reproduced with permission): Easter was a mixed bag. I drank too much because of Jesus’ suffering on Friday. Then drank too much when he rose from the … Continue reading

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