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Why did eggs get associated with Easter?

This is a one of the easier Orthodox and Catholic Christian traditions to explain: The eating, as well as painting and giving of painted eggs, developed as a by-product of traditions about fasting. New Testament teaching about private fasting, and remembering ‘Christ our Passover’ weekly It first needs to be said that there is no […]

Where does the word Easter come from?

Easter (Ēostur) is the Anglo-Saxon name for the month of April, and is one of the twelve old Anglo-Saxon month names recorded by Bede (d.735). These Anglo-Saxon month names fell out of use after the Norman Conquest (1066) or earlier, and were replaced with the 12 Roman month names like January, February which we use today. […]