Thursday, 17 March 2016

Easter Traditions

It is just over a week until Easter, and we are looking forward to celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus as a family and as a church.

Each year, we have a few family traditions that help us to focus on the events of the first Easter.

Yesterday we began the first of these - Resurrection Eggs. Each day a child will open an egg, which contains a Bible passage for us to look up, and an object of some kind which reminds us of a key part of the story. Yesterday we had a piece of cotton wool soaked in "perfume" (shower gel!) for the account of Jesus' anointing, and today we had a handful of five pence pieces as we read about how Judas betrayed Jesus. I originally got the idea from here (The Vicar's Wife blog), which details objects and Bible passages.

Our Resurrection Eggs.

The eggs so far.

On Good Friday, in addition to attending church together, I will make hot cross buns with the children.

Hot Cross Buns.

Last year, the children helped me design and make an Easter cake for Easter Sunday, which they are keen to do again this year. We also always have roast lamb for Easter lunch, as a reminder of Jesus, our Passover lamb.

Last year's cake on the inside.

Easter cake and Easter smiles.
We enjoy these few, simple traditions which the children look forward to, and which help us to focus once again on the death and resurrection of our saviour.
"Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!"
Luke 24:5-6

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