Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday marks Jesus’ resurrection. The gospels record that after Jesus was crucified, his body was taken down from the cross and placed in a tomb. The tomb was guarded by Roman soldiers. An enormous stone was put over the entrance so that no one could steal the body.

On Sunday, three days after the crucifixion, Mary Magdalene visited the tomb. She was followed by some of Jesus’ disciples. They discovered that the stone had been moved and Jesus’ body had gone.

According to the gospels, Jesus himself was seen that day by Mary Magdalene. He was seen for 40 days afterwards by the disciples.

Christians call this the resurrection. They believe that God raised Jesus from the dead as a sign that He accepted Jesus’ sacrifice for the redemption of sin and that mankind is forgiven and will have eternal life in Heaven.

What Holy Week means for Christians today

Holy Week is important as it reminds Christians that God so loved his people He sacrificed His son.

Christians can learn much about Jesus through the last week of his life.

Easter is the most important festival in the Christian calendar. It celebrates God raising His son Jesus from the dead. It also celebrates the destruction of the power of sin and death. It symbolises the opening of Heaven and the gift of eternal life to everyone.