Religion: Easter

This week, Christians come again to their church's greatest day of the year. In almost all languages men will celebrate the risen Lord with hymns and words of praise. The rituals of Easter are familiar and old, but something of the wonder and astonishment of that first Easter morning will be felt again.

And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of...

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