The True Meaning of Lent. Unlike New Year’s, Christmas, Halloween, St.
Valentine’s Day and other pagan holidays that are celebrated by the secular, non-religious world, the Lenten season is observed by dedicated religious believers. People who observe Lent may be religious, dedicated and sincere—but they are sincerely wrong. Examining Lent’s Purpose According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, “the real aim of Lent is, above all else, to prepare men for the celebration of the death and Resurrection of Christ…the better the preparation the more effective the celebration will be.
One can effectively relive the mystery only with purified mind and heart. The Bible’s very greatest prophecies are on the threshold of fulfillment, with some already underway. Enormous Bible prophecies will soon explode with a force infinitely beyond what anyone anticipates. And fourth, “to make His kingdom come by making it come first of all in their hearts” is a false tradition taught by this world’s brand of Christianity. Lent’s Ancient Roots. The True Origin of Easter. Most people follow along as they have been taught, assuming that what they believe and do is right.
They take their beliefs for granted. Most do not take time to prove why they do the things that they do. Why do you believe what you believe? Where did you get your beliefs? Is the source of your religious beliefs the Bible—or some other authority? What about Easter? Easter requires close scrutiny and this booklet examines it carefully. Bible Authority for Easter? The Bible is the source for all things Christian. The Bible’s very greatest prophecies are on the threshold of fulfillment, with some already underway. Is this Bible authority for Easter?
This passage is not talking about Easter. Instead of endorsing Easter, this verse really proves that the Church was still observing the supposedly Jewish Passover ten years after the death of Christ! Now let’s go to the other scriptures authorizing Easter. A Brief Look at Passover What About the New Testament? When Easter Came to America.
Pagan Book of Hours : YULE. Calendar of the Sun21 Yulmonath Colors: Red, Green, White, Gold Elements: Earth and Fire Altar: Upon cloth of red, green, white and gold is laid a great bowl of spiced cider with ladle and cups, cakes in appropriate shapes, apples stuffed with nuts and dried fruits, and the figure of a great golden Sun.
An eight-spoked wheel is hung from the ceiling, laden with evergreen boughs and candles, and the Yule tree is lit with lights. Offerings: Hospitality. Daily Meal: Feasting, ideally with others. Ritual Note: Like all the eight high holidays, this day should ideally be spent not enclosed and isolated, but in common with the larger pagan community.
East Caller:Welcome to you, Old One. The True Origin of Christmas. Every year after Thanksgiving, most people’s thoughts turn to Christmas.
It is the time when professing Christians are supposed to focus on Jesus Christ. After all, it is the “Christ-mass” season! Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, holly wreaths, decorated trees, mistletoe, season’s greetings, seasonal music, “chestnuts roasting on an open fire” and Santa Claus are all associated with this holiday. These all bring warm feelings to those who celebrate it. I grew up in a family that kept Christmas, and it was a very big event in our household every year. Christmas is thought by most to be a wonderful time, focusing the participants on giving, family togetherness, beautiful music and decorations, feasting on special foods and singing Christmas carols throughout the neighborhood (as my family did every year).
The Wheel of the Year. Easter controversy. The Easter controversy is a series of controversies about the proper date to celebrate the Christian holiday of Easter.
To date, there are four distinct historical phases of the dispute and the dispute has yet to be resolved. For the details of the various systems used to calculate dates for Easter, see Computus. First phase "A question of no small importance arose at that time [i.e. the time of Pope Victor I, about A.D. 190]. The dioceses of all Asia, according to an ancient tradition, held that the fourteenth day of the moon [of Nisan], on which day the Jews were commanded to sacrifice the lamb, should always be observed as the feast of the life-giving pasch (epi tes tou soteriou Pascha heortes), contending that the fast ought to end on that day, whatever day of the week it might happen to be.
A letter of St. Around 195, Pope Victor I, attempted to excommunicate the Quartodecimans, turning the divergence of practice into a full-blown ecclesiastical controversy. Second phase Wheel of the Year - Pagan Holidays. Pagan Holidayscelebrating the Wheel of the Year There are many flavors of modern day Paganism.
All Pagans don't celebrate the same holidays but the eight Wiccan Sabbats are a lovely model for anyone who wants to live his or her life attuned to the cycles of Nature.