Mrs Lazarus Essays

Submitted By geffleigh
Words: 1967
Pages: 8

Contents

Chapter1-Christmas…………………………………………………………………Page3/4
Chapter2-Lent…………………………………………………………………………Page 5/6
Chapter3-Holy Week………………………………………………………………Page 7/8
Chapter4-Easter……………………………………………………………………..Page 9

Christmas
The story of Christmas In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. And everyone went to their own town to register. Whilst in Bethlehem to register with Mary who was going to marry him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room available in the inn. There were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. Angel Gabriel appeared to them, the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests. “When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about. ”So they went to find Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived. (Luke 2)
The importance of Christmas.
Christmas is important because to Christians, it marks the day that Jesus Christ was born. It also marks the day Jesus started his earthly life. Also, without the birth of Jesus there would be no Christianity and it is a time to celebrate with families reflecting tat Jesus was born into a human family.

The meaning of Christmas
Christmas is the celebration of the incarnation and Christians believe that through the incarnation it became possible for humans to have a full relationship with God which meant they could go to heaven after death. Also, Christmas shows Christians that God showed his love by sending his son to show humans what God was like and how they should live. It is also a time of hope and peace, when Catholics pray for the coming of the kingdom of God.

Lent
The Story of Lent
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[a] by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:
“‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’” Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendour. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’” Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him. (Mathew4 1:11)
The Importance of Lent
Lent is a time when Catholics…