What is Easter?:
Origins of Easter:
Easter, Judaism, and Passover:
Early Easter Celebrations:
Easter Celebrations in Eastern Orthodox & Protestant Churches:
Meaning of Easter in Modern Christianity:
There is a deep connection between Easter and baptism because during the time of early Christianity, the season of Lent was used by catechumens (those who wanted to become Christians) to prepare for their baptisms on Easter day – the only day of the year when baptisms for new Christians were performed. This is why the blessing of the baptismal font on Easter night is so important today.