Happy Easter to all. Here’s what wikipedia tells us about this festival:
Easter, also called Pascha, is the most important religious feast in the Christian liturgical year. It celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, which Christians believe occurred on the third day after his crucifixion around AD 33. Many non-religious cultural elements have become part of the holiday, and those aspects are often celebrated by many Christians and non-Christians alike.
Easter also refers to the season of the church year called Eastertide or the Easter Season. Traditionally the Easter Season lasted for the forty days from Easter Day until Ascension Day but now officially lasts for the fifty days until Pentecost. The first week of the Easter Season is known as Easter Week or the Octave of Easter.
Easter is termed a moveable feast because it is not fixed in relation to the civil calendar. Easter falls at some point between late March and late April each year (early April to early May in Eastern Christianity), following the cycle of the moon. After several centuries of disagreement, all churches accepted the computation of the Alexandrian Church (now the Coptic Church) that Easter is the first Sunday after the first fourteenth day of the moon (the Paschal Full Moon) that is on or after March 21 (the ecclesiastical spring, or vernal, equinox).
I will be flying back to South Africa this evening, so will be a little bit more scarce in the coming week than I usually am. Rest assured that the team here will ensure that the latest news is brought to you fresh of whatever presses we can find!
Any of you around Joburg or Pretoria, please do let me know if you’d be keen to get together for lunch or a few drinks sometime in the next week? You should all know my email address by now
Have a good one and thanks for all your support.