This Sunday, unusually, Western and Orthodox Easter celebrations fall on the same day, while Passover is observed throughout Holy Week and Easter weekend.
If Passover celebrates the resurrection of a people from the death of slavery in Egypt, Easter affirms the resurrection of individual souls. But both reflect ancient beliefs, lodged deep in the Mediterranean psyche, about the resurrection of the natural world after winter’s death.
~ from The New York Times:
On Easter, Symbolism and the Exuberance of Spring
~ Marcus Borg, from explorefaith.org
[Jesus] uttered a triumphant cry: “It is accomplished!” and it was as though he had said: “Everything has begun!”
~ Nikos Kazantzakis, The Last Temptation of Christ
in the street. Come out!”
“Leave me alone.
“I don’t care if you're dead!
Jesus is here, and he wants
to resurrect somebody!”
~ Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks
Easter Card above from explorefaith.org