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Jesus Christ Quotes

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  • check that buy viagra aberdeen scotland “Split a piece of wood and I am there.”

  • “Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.”

  • “Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven.”

  • “Seek and you will find.”

  • “Knock and it will be opened.”

  • “Love one another!”

  • “I was thirsty and you gave me drink.”

  • “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be the sons of God.”

  • “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.”

  • “What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.”

  • “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

  • “It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.”

  • “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

  • “Yes I am with you always, until the very end of time”

  • “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

Love -angel prayer

Love

May the angels keep you till morning.

May they guide you through the night.

May they comfort all your sorrows.

May they help you win the fight, may they keep watch on your soul.

May they show you better ways.

May they guard you while you’re sleeping.

May they see you through your days.

May they show you new hopes.
May they still your every doubt.
May they calm your every fear.
May they hear you when you shout.

May the angels keep you till morning.
More than this I cannot pray.
And if the angels ever fail you.
Then may God be there that day.

Author Unknown

Cherokee Walela

WALELA – Beautiful Walela the Cherokee Indian Hummingbird


Ojibwa Prayer

Greek Easter Traditions

The Greek Orthodox Church does not always celebrate Easter on the same date as the Catholic and Protestant countries. The reason is that the Orthodox Church uses the Julian calendar when calculating Easter. This is case even in the churches that otherwise use the Gregorian calendar. When the Greek Orthodox Church in 1923 decided to change to the Gregorian calendar (or rather: a Revised Julian Calendar), they chose to use the astronomical full moon as seen along the meridian of Jerusalem as the basis for calculating Easter, rather than to use the “official” full moon.

For a method of calculating Greek Easter yourself, click here! (very intrigueing puzzle!)

Upcoming Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday Dates: (*= same)
One of the most common Christian symbols, especially associated with Easter, is the lamb. It is often depicted with a banner that bears a cross, and it is known as the Agnus Dei, meaning “Lamb of God” in Latin.

The origin of the symbol is related directly to the Jewish Passover. In ancient times the Jews sacrificed a lamb in the course of the festival. The early Christians, most of whom were Hebrews, associated the sacrifice of the lamb with Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. They connected the joyous Passover festival, which commemmorates the liberation of the Hebrews from their years of bondage in Egypt, with the liberation from death represented by the Resurrection.

The popularity of lamb as an Easter food is undoubtedly related to its importance as a symbol. During the middle ages roast lamb became the traditional main course of the Pope’s Easter dinner, and it is still customarily served on Easter Sunday in many European countries.

eggs

The Easter Egg is associated with beliefs of particularly ancient origin. The egg was an important symbol in the mythologies of many early civilizations, including those of India and Egypt. It was commonly believed that the universe developed from a great egg and that the halves of its shell corresponded to Heaven and earth. The egg was also connected with the springtime fertility rituals of many pre-Christian and Indo-European peoples, like the old Cretans, and both the Egyptians and the Persians made a practice of coloring eggs in the spring.

Greeks mainly color eggs red (scarlet) to signify the blood of Christ. They use hard-boiled eggs (painted red on Holy Thursday) which are baked into twisted sweet-bread loaves or distributed on Easter Sunday; people rap their eggs against their friends’ eggs and the owner of the last uncracked egg is considered lucky.

RED EASTER EGGS (Kokkina pasxalina avga)One of the nicest Greek customs is the use of red eggs for the Easter celebration. It is unthinkable to set an Easter table without them, for they add to the celebration and happy atmosphere.  

INGREDIENTS
Uncooked Eggs
Water
3/4 cup Vinegar
Red food dye or coloring
Vegetable oil
A few cotton balls

METHOD
Carefully wash and dry each egg. Set a large pot of water to boil. Add a red dye or food coloring and 3/4 cup of vinegar to the water, and boil for a few minutes. Slowly lower the eggs into the pot, and when the water comes to a boil, lower the heat. Let eggs simmer for 15 min., then remove them carefully from the pot. If you plan to cook more eggs, add an additional 2 tbs. vinegar to the water. Wipe cooked eggs with an oil-soaked cotton ball, then wipe each egg with a clean dry cloth. Place on a platter. Serve cold.

From: www.recipesource.com

red eggsGreeks mainly color eggs red to signify the blood of Christ tsourekiColored eggs are used to decorate the Sweet Easter Bread Tsoureki koulouria flaounesKoulouria and flaounes
Easter cookies
TSOUREKI (Greek Easter Bread)This braided bread recipe has its origins in the Byzantine Era. You don’t have to be a theologian to comprehend the correlation between the Easter season and bread making as nearly any yeast-activated bread will rise again when diligently prepared.  

INGREDIENTS
2-7 gram Packets Active Dry Yeast
2 cups Warm Milk
9 to 10 cups All-purpose Flour
1 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar
2 tsp. Makhlepi (Optional; essence drawn from the seeds of Mediterranean wild cherries)
8 Tbs. Butter; Melted and Cooled
6 Eggs; 1 Lightly Beaten
1 tsp. Salt
1 Tbs. Grated Orange Rind (Zest)
1 Tbs. Grated Lemon Rind (Zest)
2 Hard-Cooked Red-Dyed Eggs (Optional)
2 Tbs. Black Cumin Seeds

PREPARATION
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warmed milk. Stir in 1 cup flour and 1/2 cup sugar, cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside for 1-hour. Steep makhlepi (if utilizing) in 1/2 cup simmering water for about 5-minutes. Strain mixture and discard seeds. Set remaining liquid aside to cool.

Stir 1/2 cup water or makhlepi-scented liquid into the yeast mixture. Add butter and 5 eggs and thoroughly combine. Sift in 8 cups of flour, salt and remaining sugar into bread mixture. Add salt, orange and lemon zest, and mix thoroughly with a large wooden spoon. Turn out dough onto a floured surface. Knead, adding more flour if necessary, until smooth, approximately 10-minutes. Form the dough into a ball and place in a lightly greased bowl. Cover the dough with a clean dish towel and set aside to raise for about 2-hours.

Return dough to the floured surface. Divide the dough into 6-equal parts and roll into ropes about 15-inches long. For each loaf, loosely braid 3 ropes, turn under ends and press 1 dyed egg (optional) near one end of each braid. Set bread aside to rise again for at least 1-hour on a lightly greased cookie sheet.

Pre-heat oven to 350° F/ 180° C degrees. Brush bread with remaining beaten egg and sprinkle with black cumin seeds. Bake until golden, approximately 40 to 50-minutes. Store cooled bread in an airtight container or serve warm.

In Christianity, the egg is a symbol of Resurrection, representing the emergence of Christ from His tomb to everlasting life. Over the centuries the symbolic associations of the egg have been more or less forgotten, and modern Easter eggs are valued primarily for their colorful appearance. Eggs of chocolate or other kinds of candy are favorites of the season.

At this time Greeks also eat a lot of koulouria and flaounes (Easter cakes).

Greek Easter wishes and their meaning, and timing

Happy Easter *
Kaló Páscha
Happy Easter / happy ‘resurrection’ *
Kalí Anastási
Christ is risen *
Christós Anésti
Truly he is risen
Alithós Anésti
Have a good Lent
Kalí Sarrakostí
Easter Wishes
Chroniá Pollá

* Pascha is the period before Easter Sunday, so you wish “Kalo Pascha” then, especially when the Holy Week starts. You wish “Kali Anastasi” when Easter Sunday is very close, especially after Holy Thursday and Friday. And of course you wish “Christos Anesti” on Easter Sunday when Christ is already risen

 

Χριστός Ανέστη

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Christ is Risen Ancient Melody – Χριστός Ανέστη Apxaios Melos me Terrirem – 1st Tone

Τον Κύριον υμνείτε -Ton Kurion Ymneite – Praise Ye The Lord – 1st Tone

Εὐλογεῖτε, υἱοὶ τῶν ἀνθρώπων, εὐλογείτω Ἰσραὴλ τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Εὐλογεῖτε, Ἱερεῖς Κυρίου, δοῦλοι Κυρίου, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

Εὐλογεῖτε, πνεύματα καὶ ψυχαὶ Δικαίων, ὅσιοι καὶ ταπεινοὶ τῇ καρδίᾳ, τὸν Κύριον· ὑμνεῖτε καὶ ὑπερυψοῦτε αὐτὸν εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας.

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