Easter DecorationEaster is celebrated all over the world as a religious Holiday. You might be surprised that’s its roots can be traced back to Pagan times. The date on which it was celebrated depended on the ecclesiastical approximation of the March Equinox. It was the celebration of the Pagan Goddess Eastara known as the goddess of resurrection and rebirth. Pagan groups of people organized Spring Festivals celebrating the rebirth of nature, return of the land to fertility and the birth of young animals such as chicks and rabbits. This was the origin of the Easter eggs and the ideas of rebirth joined with the idea of resurrection.
The Christians celebrate the Christian belief of Jesus Christ’s resurrection.  Many churches hold special services. Churches are decorated with Lilies and special candles. Folks decorate Easter Eggs and share candy. Easter Egg Hunts are a good way for local businesses to promote themselves. Like every other holiday, it’s become a way to make money. Easter baskets are big business.
Villages and towns in Italy have sacred dramas depicting episodes of the Easter story. In Greece Easter Sunday is usually calculated differently and rarely falls on the same day we celebrate. The Greeks celebrate with huge feasts of Compretto (lamb) and Agnello (goat).Polish families celebrate with large meals of ham, sausage, and babka. And many children in the U.S., Canada, UK, and Australia think of it as a time to get new clothes and baskets of candy.
Whatever your flavor of ritual and celebration, Easter is a time for new beginnings, letting go of the old and waking up to the new. Here in Sedona, we have families from all over the world coming here to get spiritual renewal and to resurrect their lives to more meaningful existence.
Easter Prayer for Renewal
Lord, send me a surprise.
One that catches me off guard
and makes me wonder.
Like Easter.
Send me a resurrection
when everything looks dead and buried.
Send me light
when the night seems too long.
Send me spring
when the cold and frozen season
seems endless.
Send me an idea
when my mind is empty.
Send me a thing to do
when I am just waiting around.
Send me a new friend
when I am alone.
Send me peace
when I’m afraid.
Send me a future
when it looks hopeless.
Send me Your resurrection
when I die, Jesus.
Source: Reprinted from Wheat Ridge Minstries

About the Center for the New Age

Spirit guided us to this special place which centuries earlier was used by ancient people as a ceremonial site. We were guided by Spirit to open the Center at this place which is now the heart of spirituality in Sedona.
We’ve searched the globe and pulled the most accurate Psychics and Healers and amazing Massage-Therapists from all over the world who have come here to be part of this special community, whose energy makes them even more psychic. Their services are offered at the Center daily and by phone at (928) 282-2085.
Center for the New Age
341 State Route 179
across from Tlaquepaque
Sedona, AZ 86336-6111
888-881-6651 Free
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