Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Holidays!

As a Roman Catholic convent school, it is very easy sometimes to forget that other peoples also have celebrations. Today for billions of Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox Catholics and other Christians is Easter, the commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

This week is special also for the world's Jews as they honour the tradition of Pesach, or Passover. This 7 day festival begins on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nissan,and celebrates in remembrance of the Angel of God "passing over" and sparing the houses of the Jews when he was slaying the firstborn of Egypt.

One thing all of these days have in common, is the emphasis on sharing them with one's family. So, whether you are rejoicing in the risen Lord or commemorating the ancient Israelites being freed from slavery out of Egypt, I wish everyone a great weekend of celebrating!