Happy Easter 2018! On this day, Christians commemorate Jesus overcoming death with his resurrection from the grave after his crucifixion on Good Friday. A traditional Easter greeting is, “He is risen!” “He is risen indeed!”
Especially interesting for 2018 is that Passover and Easter fall at the same time. Most scholars agree that Jesus was presiding over a Passover Seder in what would eventually become known as the Last Supper, according to Biblical Archaeology. This line up isn’t always the case for these religions because Jewish people use a lunar calendar to determine the date of Passover, which is always the 14th day of the Jewish month Nisan, a fixed date, while, for Western Christians, Easter is always the first Sunday following the first full moon of Spring. This year, the spring equinox occurred on March 20.
During the spring equinox, the sun will move directly over the earth’s equator and signal the first day of the astronomical spring, versus the meteorological spring. These are the two ways to measure the seasons: the astronomical way reflects natural phenomena to mark time, while the meteorological way is based on the annual temperature cycle as well as our 12-month calendar.
The meteorological spring begins on March 1, and the meteorological spring always occurs during the vernal equinox, which occurs on March 19, 20, or 21 every year, writes DateAndTime.com. The spring equinox is one of the four seasonal astronomical events that affect the earth. The others include the summer solstice, the autumnal equinox, and the winter solstice, which is also right around Christmas time, Jesus’ birthday.
But today we commemorate Jesus’ complete life and specifically his betrayal, his crucifixion, and his ascension from the dead.
Celebrate this day with these memes about Christ’s resurrection:
— Our Daily Bread (@ourdailybread) March 28, 2018
Thank you. You, too, my dear friend. "HE is Risen." pic.twitter.com/0U7J05BIgq
— Cookie x NO DM's (@YMcglaun) March 31, 2018
Good night my friends. Praying you have a wonderful Easter weekend. Enjoy your family & friends. He is Risen! pic.twitter.com/yWOc6UTu2D
— Bruce Cochran (@EstVallChorale) March 30, 2018
— First Assembly (@firstagcc) March 19, 2018
Easter is coming! He is risen! pic.twitter.com/KiNcRkoDlX
— Living Christian (@livechristian1) March 19, 2018
He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Matthew 28:6 ESV#day08 #mar18 #verse #SOAP #Bible #Study #BibleStudy #EnjoyTheStudy #JoinTheCommunity #ShareTheWisdom at https://t.co/1BSZA4bNIh pic.twitter.com/5G5AYZkQEA
— SOAPStudy20 (@SoapStudy20) March 12, 2018
Within the truth of who Jesus is, and what His resurrection means, our own resurrection is found as well. He is risen, and His scarred hands are reaching down to bring whoever believes in Him. So reach out in faith and take hold of your own resurrection in the name of JESUS! pic.twitter.com/TTpE2TfbEJ
— Aliene Thompson (@AlieneThompson) March 11, 2018
And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him." Mark 16:6 ESV#day07 #mar18 #verse #SOAP #Bible #Study #BibleStudy #EnjoyTheStudy #JoinTheCommunity #ShareTheWisdom pic.twitter.com/XjHRU6139t
— SOAPStudy20 (@SoapStudy20) March 9, 2018