JIMMY RIORDAN

Easter Sunday

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The European spring goddess Eostre (from whom we get the name Easter) had the head of a hare.

The date of Easter is determined by the moon which is symbolically tied to the hare (one Chinese superstition claims that hares become impregnated by gazing at the moon.)The hare is also a symbol of Jesus Christ.

It is said that Jesus befriended a young hare in the Garden of Gethsemane just before his crucifixion. Not aware of his friend’s death, the hare waited for three days for Jesus’ return. On the morning of his resurrection Jesus returned to the garden to be greeted by the hare. Later that day, before discovering that Jesus had risen from the dead, his disciples visited the garden to pray, discovering a clump of beautiful larkspurs growing there, each blossom bearing the image of a hare at its center as a remembrance of hope and faith.