Thursday, March 13, 2008

Happy Easter!

Easter this year is: Sunday, March 23, 2008.
The last time Easter Sunday was on March 23 was in the year 1913. Easter is always the 1st
Sunday after the 1st full moon after the Spring Equinox (which is March 20). The next Easter
that comes a day earlier (March 22) will be in the year 2285 (277 years from now).
Easter is termed a moveable feast
because it is not fixed in relation to the civil calendar (Roman Calendar). Easter falls at some point between late
March and late April each year (early April to early May in Eastern Christianity), following the
cycle of the moon.

This year's Easter is the earliest any of us will ever see it for the
rest of our lives. The only ones who have ever seen it this early are 95 years old or above!
And none of us have ever or will ever see it a day earlier! why? The next time Easter will be
this early (March 23) will be in the year 2228 (220 years from now).

Easter, also called Pascha, is the most important religious feast in the Christian liturgical year.
It celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, which Christians believe occurred on the third day after his
crucifixion some time in the period AD 27 to 33. Many non-religious cultural elements have become
part of the holiday, and those aspects are often celebrated by many Christians and non-Christians

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today is a Christian hymn traditionally associated with Easter. Most of the
original stanzas were written by Charles Wesley, and the hymn appeared under the title Hymn for Easter
Day in Hymns and Sacred Songs by Charles and John Wesley in 1739. In my video all the new Lyric
was written be me.

The hymn is a variation of an earlier hymn Jesus Christ Is Risen Today, a 14th century Latin hymn
which had been translated into English and published in Lyra Davidica in 1708
(and later in 1749 in Arnold's Compleat Psalmodist).

The Music in my video (Arranged by me) is attributed to Henry
Carey. Carey born August 26, 1687 – October 5, 1743 was an English poet, dramatist and

Christ the Lord Is risen Today

Christ the Lord Is risen Today Alleluia
Born that Man No More May Die Alleluia
Sons of God In Triumph Raised Alleluia
Sing now their hymns to him on high Alleluia

From the Mountains To the Seas Alleluia
Christ Has Won Our Liberty Alleluia
Death shall reign On Earth No More Alleluia
Life Everlasting an Open Door Alleluia

Soaring With Him As On Eagle's wings Alleluia
We shall follow his Exalted Lead Alleluia
Death has Lost Forever it's Sting Alleluia
Christ has won the Victory! Alleluia

New Lyrics Copyright Richard Alford (C) 2008
Musical Arrangement Copyright Richard Alford (C) 2000

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