According to Gospels written by Mark,Luke, John & Mathew, Jesus was sentenced by Pontius Pilate to be crucified. The Roman soldiers mocked Jesus for claiming to be the “King of the jews” dressed him in a red robe, crowned him with a wreath of thorns on his head and put a reed in his hand.
The Gospel of John says that Jesus carried his own cross to the place of crucifixion. According to other Gospels, the soldiers made a man named Simon of Cyrene, carry the cross. They nailed Jesus to the cross outside the city on a hill called Calvary (Golgotha). On the cross, they wrote “King of Jews” and set it between the crosses of two thieves According to Luke, Jesus said as he hung on the cross “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do”(Luke 23:24) According to Mathew & Mark, He cried out, “My god, my god, what has thou forsaken me?”(Matt:27:46)(Mark:25:34) After Jesus died, a disciple named Joseph of Arimathea begged Pilate took his body to a new tomb and sealed the tomb with a stone.
Thus, Christ holds the suffering of all victims of human cruelty everywhere.
Jesus’ return to life as his Resurrection, celebrate it on Easter Sunday. Mary Magdalene went to Jesus’ tomb on Sunday morning and found the stone rolled away and the tomb empty. It is said,Jesus appeared to Mary, to Simon Peter and two other disciples who saw Jesus on the road to Emmanus (Luke) and to the 11 faithful disciples who met Jesus in Jesusalem.and in Galilee. Jesus stayed on earth for next 40 days and taught his disciples. Then, he rose into heaven. This rising known as The Ascension.
Easter Celebrations- In April Good Friday & Easter
Easter falls on the first Sunday after the full moon following the spring equinox. The word Easter comes from the festival of Eostre, teutonic goddess of Spring. The son of God Jesus was crucified on a cross in Jerusalem on a Good Friday and three days later an angel whispered the words to his followers that he has risen from the tomb, meaning Resurrection on the first Easter-Sunday. During the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples in Jesusalem, Jesus foretold his betrayal and asked them to remember his coming sacrifice through the act of eating the bread which he said “is my body” and drinking the wine which he said “is my blood” and then when Jesus was sentenced to death by Pontius Pilate, Romans beat him and made him wear crown of thorns mocking him and dragging him through the streets to be crucified. The star of Bethlehem and the cross are the symbols of Christian faith celebrating the great events of Christianity – Birth, agony and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Symbols of lillies, bonnets, furry chicks, popular easter bunny and decorated eggs are associated with Easter. The bunny and eggs are old customs and no one knows how it started but both the eggs and rabbits have been the symbols of birth and new life.