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EASTER CEREMONIES

  • Easter Vigil 7 pm Lavington
  • Easter Sunday 8, 10 am Lavington, 9 am Jindera

 At the Council of Nicaea in 325, the Catholic Church agreed that Easter, the Christian Passover, should be celebrated on the Sunday following the first full moon (14 Nisan) after the vernal equinox (March 21st). The reform of the Western calendar, called “Gregorian” after Pope Gregory XIII 1582, caused a discrepancy of several days with the Eastern calendar. Thus, the Orthodox Churches often don’t celebrate the same day, except for this year. Have you noticed the full moon these last few days?

CHRIST is RISEN !

The word easter comes from eostre because at this time of the year the winds blew in this direction. For us Christian Catholics Easter is the great feast of the Resurrection of Jesus, who rose by his own power on the third day. As Jesus is true God and true Man he died for our sins and rose to give us new life by means of grace to our souls (hence the
symbols of life, bunnies and eggs). Such grace comes to us via the Sacraments, the first being that of Baptism.

Alleluia is a Hebrew word that means
‘Praise to Him who is Lord!

Hearty Truths On a grave in England one reads: Remember man, as you walk by As you are now so once was I As I am now so shall you be Remember this and follow me. someone added To follow you I’ll not consent Until I know which way you went’!

 


Fr. Peter Murphy – Parish Pr
iest

Fr. Chris Heffernan – Assistant Priest

Fr. Brendan Lee –  in residence

Phone (02) 6025 1784     Email holyspirit@westnet.com.au

Address 550 Prune Street, Lavington         PO Box 220 Lavington NSW 264