The Christian religion adopted these emblems for Easter which is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the vernal equinox. The theme of the conception of the Goddess was adapted as the Feast of the Annunciation, occurring on the alternative fixed calendar date of March 25 Old Lady Day, the earlier date of the equinox. Lady Day may also refer to other goddesses (such as Venus and Aphrodite), many of whom have festivals celebrated at this time.
Easter is nothing but repackaged paganism that comes from the celebration of the regeneration
of "mother earth" Gaea. The celebration of
Ishtar was associated with the vernal equinox every spring. Astarte, Aphrodite, Venus and many other goddesses are simply different names in different countries for the same goddess. The english word Easter comes from eastra, the Saxon name for Ishtar, the goddess
of spring. The feast of Ishtar was not Christian-ized until 325 AD at Constantine's Council of Nicea. Constantine was head of the Roman Church and not a saved man. He made Easter an official holy day to celebrate the
resurrection of Christ on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox.
The Easter Bunny, Colored Eggs, Lent, Ash Wednesday, Hot Cross Buns, The Easter Ham, Wicker Easter Baskets, Easter Sunrise Service, Mardi Gras, etc. . . This all comes from the ancient pagan religion of mystery Babylon. They have nothing to to with the resurrection of Christ.
Pagan Wheel. Notice Halloween(Samhain), Yule(Christmas), Ostara(Easter)
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15
*Please Note: Some info on this page could be debated, but one thing is certain. God has told us how to worship Him: In spirit and in truth John 4:24. We are not to add to what He has commanded us.
Ostara, Easter & the Spring/Vernal Equinox explained by a pagan wiccan. She went to seminary and understands the meaning of the blood and cross. Interesting how
some hear the truth without believing unto salvation.
Roman Catholics in the Philippines nailing themselves to crosses at Easter.
Easter is NOT resurrection day. Video with some
great points. Worth watching.
Early Christians celebrated Resurrection Day on the same day as the Jewish Passover, regardless of the day of the week on which it fell. However, when the Gentiles became prominent in the early church, they required the celebration to fall on Sunday. A major conflict ensued contributing to the rift between the easter and western branches of the church.
The Emperor Constantine called the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. The question of the date of Easter
was one of it's main concerns. The council decided that Easter should fall on Sunday following the first
full moon after the vernal equinox. The astronomically astute Alexandrians were given the job of
computing the date. Additional difficulties were overcome when March 21 was chosen as the date of
the vernal equinox...The date of Easter today follows the Nicene reckoning. The Eastern Orthodox
Church stipulates in addition that Easter must fall after Passover.
- Robert Myers, Celebrations:
Book of American Holidays p.102-103
When the Puritans came to America from England, they dropped the celebration of holy
days such as Christmas and Easter. Only after
the Civil War did Easter services become prominent again in America
PDF Study on Pesach (Passover)Scroll down to find the article.
by Alber James Dager -Media Spotlight
Scottish Old Believer Presbyterian
Gospel Tract at the store during Easter time. What do peeps have
to do with Jesus Christ? Absolutely nothing! But, it symbolizes the baby chicks and the rebirth of springtime.
Ostara (1884) by Johannes Gehrts. The goddess, divinity of the radiant dawn, surrounded by beams of light, animals, and people looking up from the realm below.
The Catholic Church Teaches Salvation by Works and not faith alone in Jesus Christ.
Christ's Power Over Death by James Knox
1 Corinthians 5:7-8 (KJV)
7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
“Christ our Passover”: Just as unleavened bread symbolized being freed from Egypt by the Passover, so the church is to be unleavened, since it has been separated from the dominion of sin and death by the perfect Passover Lamb, the Lord Jesus Christ. The church is therefore, to remove everything sinful in order to be separate from the old life, including the influence of sinful church members.
“Keep the feast”: In contrast to the Old Testament Passover feast celebrated annually, believers constantly celebrate the “feast” of the new Passover, Jesus Christ. As the Jews who celebrate Passover do so with unleavened bread, so believers celebrate their continual Passover with unleavened lives.
Easter Is Witchcraft: Lent, Tammuz, Baal Worship, Hexagram & Rosary
Jeremiah 10:2-4 King James Version
Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
EASTER TRADITIONS: Should We Keep Them?
Mat 12:40 For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth
"The children gather wood, the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven. Jeremiah 7:18
The hot cross buns are not now offered, but eaten instead, on the festival of Easter (Astarte - Ishtar). The + was the T for Tammuz but was changed to X for Christ by the Catholic Church.
Old English Easterdæg, from Eastre (Northumbrian Eostre), from Proto-Germanic *austron-, "dawn," also the name of a goddess of fertility and spring, perhaps originally of sunrise, whose feast was celebrated at the spring equinox, from *aust- "east, toward the sunrise" (compare east), from PIE root *aus- (1) "to shine," especially of the dawn.
Bede says Anglo-Saxon Christians adopted her name and many of the celebratory practices for their Mass of Christ's resurrection. Almost all neighboring languages use a variant of Latin Pascha to name this holiday (see paschal). Easter egg attested by 1825, earlier pace egg (1610s).
Easter bunny attested by 1904 in children's lessons; Easter rabbit is by 1888; the paganish customs of Easter seem to have grown popular c. 1900; before that they were limited to German immigrants.