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  Our page this month is all about Easter.  Alleluia!  Jesus is risen.  Alleluia!  (Alleluia is a very old word that means “Let us praise God!” and it is made to be sung!)  This year Easter Sunday is celebrated on 1 April.

  Easter is the most important feast of our year.  It celebrates Jesus rising from the dead.  Early in the morning, three days after he had been crucified and buried on Good Friday, some followers of Jesus went to the tomb.  They found that it had been opened; the big stone covering the entrance had been moved.  But when they looked inside, they found that his body was not there.

  After this, Jesus appeared to the apostles and other followers for forty days before he finally returned to his Father in heaven. His followers realised that Jesus really had risen from the dead.  Christians call this the ‘Resurrection’.  We believe that Jesus died for all of us and his Resurrection sets us free and promises us a new and eternal life.  This is VERY GOOD NEWS, ALLELUIA!

  Perhaps you will help to celebrate Easter with your family by sharing Easter eggs.  Eggs remind us of new life and it is because of the Resurrection of Jesus that we can share new life.

  Have a look around your church or school and see what has changed.  In the season of Easter the purple of Lent has gone and we use gold or white to show that we are celebrating.  The priest’s vestments will have changed from the purple of Lent.  We sing lots of Alleluias!  Flowers are also back.  And we are very, very happy!

Colour in our picture of one of Jesus’ followers greeting him joyfully after he rose from the dead

I Wonder …

Which part of the Easter story you like the best?

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Which part of the Easter story is the most important part?

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Why we have Easter eggs?

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What you feel when you look at a cross?

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  Jesus has died on the cross.  Here are the women when they were walking to Jesus’ tomb on that early Easter morning.  Draw their faces.  Don’t forget to give them hair and a head-dress.

 

This passage is from the Bible. Can you fill in the missing words?

much      loved      faith      John      life      son

God ______________ the people of this world so __________

that he gave his only _________, so that everyone who has

_________ in him will have eternal ________ and never really

die. __________ 3:16