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EASTER ANGEL
APRIL / ARIES

My Easter 2010

AND THE HEAVENS OPENED
by Sherri…Charmaine Nicholas


Background
Many Christians celebrate Easter Sunday as the day of Jesus Christ’s resurrection, which is written in the New Testament of the Christian bible. According to the Gospel of John in the New Testament, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb where Jesus was buried and found it empty. An angel told her that Jesus had risen. Christians worldwide have celebrated Easter for centuries.

However, the roots of the Easter holiday’s traditions and activities can be traced back to pagan celebrations. The name Easter is believed to come from Eostara, the goddess of rebirth. In early times the Feast of Eostara celebrated earth’s resurrection and rebirth. Strict Puritans would have nothing to do with Easter – it was merely a human institution – in the past. Charles I, king of England, declared the day as scriptural as Sunday in 1647 but Parliament contradicted him in print and abolished it with other church festivals.

The Easter date depends on the ecclesiastical approximation of the March equinox. In 325CE the Council of Nicaea decided that the Easter date would be the first Sunday after the first full moon occurring on or after the March equinox. Easter is therefore delayed one week if the full moon is on Sunday, which lessens the likelihood of it falling on the same day as the Jewish Passover. Eastern Orthodox churches in many countries such as Greece still figure their Easter date based on the Julian calendar.

traditional painting on acrylic and touches of gimpsoftware
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Comments

  • BasantSoni
    BasantSoniover 3 years ago

    Brilliant presentation of angel ..from GREAT artist…

  • Hi Basant, thank you so much my friend so sweet of you!!
    Sherri:):)

    – Sherri Nicholas

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...over 3 years ago

    Just adorable and beautiful my friend Sherri with love always Normaje.

  • – Sherri Nicholas

  • © Pauline Wherrell
    © Pauline Wher...over 3 years ago

    How very beautiful Sherri – love it!


  • Thank you dear Pauline!!

    – Sherri Nicholas

  • Cherubtree
    Cherubtreeover 3 years ago

    Sherri..this is so beautiful! xo


  • Thank you dear Cherub!!!!
    hugss

    – Sherri Nicholas

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Sweet and gorgeous. Beautiful work Sherri.


  • Hi Bunny, thank you my sweet friend

    – Sherri Nicholas

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerover 3 years ago

    This is beautiful Sherri…well done :o)


  • Thank you Dawn!!

    – Sherri Nicholas

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeover 3 years ago

    So very very beautiful my dear friend. Happy Easter…can hardly believe it is only two weeks away. So much love and peace in this work. Love it very much.


  • Thank you so much Anthea!!!
    Sherri:):)

    – Sherri Nicholas

  • Mererand
    Mererandover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work!


  • Thank you so much!!!
    Sherri

    – Sherri Nicholas

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartover 3 years ago

    She is sweet and very pretty Sherri


  • Thea, thank you so much!!!

    – Sherri Nicholas

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 3 years ago

    Awwww so beautiful~ Like you!!! XO

  • thank you dear Cheryl!!!

    Hugss

    – Sherri Nicholas

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