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Easter & Passover Experts 2018

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Posted on March 27, 2018

The origins of Easter / Women as first witnesses

What is the significance of Easter and why is it celebrated by Christians on different dates?

What role did women play in the story of the resurrection of Jesus Christ? The accounts of certain apostles record women being the first to note the empty tomb while others describe Mary Magdelen as the first person to whom Christ appeared following his resurrection.

Carly Daniel-Hughes, chair of the  Department of Religions and Cultures, addresses these intrigues surrounding Christianity’s holiest holiday.

514-848-2424 ext. 2066

Calogero Miceli, a doctoral student in the Department of Religions and Cultures, has focused his research on the New Testament, apocryphal tales and the narrative approaches contained in the Bible. Miceli is particularly interested in the various descriptions of Jesus Christ throughout history.

Tel.: 514-808-9762


Passover and its rituals

Passover will be celebrated March 30 through April 7. One of three celebrations of pilgrimage on the Jewish calendar, it commemorates the exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt and the end of their enslavement. For many, it also marks the springtime celebration of the harvest of barley.

Ira Robinson, chair and director of the Concordia Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies, is available to discuss the rituals and symbolism surrounding Passover.

Tel: 514-848-2424 ext. 2074

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