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I. Terminology – II. Church History – III. Liturgy – IV. Customs and Traditions – V. Homiletics and Education – VI. Art History

I. Terminology

Easter (cf. Ger. Ostern) is the English word for the feast of Jesus Christ's resurrection (II). The name in other Germanic and Romance languages derives instead from Gk πάσχα/páscha (Aram. פַּסְחָא/pascha' or פִּסְחָא/pischa' for Heb. פֶּסַח/pesah. [from פסח/psh., “limp/go past”, et…

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Kraus, Georg, Kinzig, Wolfram, Schlemmer, Karl, Plank, Peter, Schwier, Helmut, Köhle-Hezinger, Christel, Weyel, Birgit and Schauerte, Thomas, “Easter”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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