Celebrations

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  • Celebrations
    • Christmas
      • Why Christians celebrate Christmas
        • Celebrate Jesus' birth- Jesus sacrificed himself for our salvation,he was God incarnate, proves God's omnipotence.Exchange gifts/ help poor through Crisis at Christmas etc.- symbol of love shared between people.
          • "Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father." (John 14:9)
      • How Christians celebrate Christmas
    • Easter
      • Holy Week
        • Wednesday
        • Tuesday
          • Jesus' authority questioned by chief priests and elders Parable of the Wedding Banquet.
        • Maundy Thursday
          • Last Supper. Shared his 'body and blood'. Promised he would eat with them again in heaven. Found and arrested.
        • Monday
          • Jesus entered temple. People trading illegally in spiritual and peaceful place of worship. Jesus was cross and overturned tables. Made enemies.
        • Good Friday
          • Jesus' trial with Pontas Pilate, who had him flogged and handed over to be crucified.
        • Palm Sunday
          • Jesus rode into Jerusalem on donkey (not horse- humble). People shouted 'Hosanna' ('save now') and waved palm branches (symbolising victory).
        • Saturday
          • Buried in tomb by Joseph, a disciple. Watched by Mary Magdalene and Mary.
        • Easter Sunday
          • Victory over death.
            • "All those who believe in Him shall not die, but have eternal life." (John 3:16)
      • How Christians celebrate Easter
        • Lent
          • Give up something they enjoy- resist temptation like Jesus did when fasting for 40 days in desert.
        • Ash Wednesday
          • Go to Church. Cross marked on forehead- focus on suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus.
        • The Easter Vigil
          • Service of Light, Liturgy of the Word, Liturgy of initiation, Liturgy of the Eucharist.
      • Importance of Easter
        • Resurrection opened up possibility of life after death. Reminds them of how Jesus brought salvation. Reminded of God's grace and mercy and their need to act in the same way to others.

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