ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT times of the year for Christianity is Eastertime. Most of us know what happened on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. But what’s MAUNDY THURSDAY?
Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter, the day when Jesus celebrated his final Passover with His disciples. Most notably, that was the night Jesus washed the feet of His disciples in an extraordinary display of humility. He then commanded them to do the same for each other. Christ’s “mandate” is commemorated on Maundy Thursday (“maundy” is a short form of mandatum which in Latin means “command.” It was on the Thursday in Christ’s final week before being crucified and resurrected that He said these words to his disciples:
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, just as I have loved you..” (John 13:34).
THE STORY OF THE EASTER BUNNY may have become common in the 19th Century. Rabbits give birth to a lot of bunnies, so they became symbols of new life. Legend has it the Easter Bunny lays, decorates and hides eggs to symbolize this new life. Let’s Go Hunting
LOCAL EASTER EGG HUNTS
Hop & Hunt Bunny Brunch Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails 800 Mayfield Rd, Milton, March 18, 10AM – 3PM
Easter Eggstravaganza North Park Softball Complex 13450 Cogburn Rd, Alpharetta March 24, 10AM – 2PM
Hop-A-Long, March 24 Avalon Boulevard, Alpharetta 8:30AM (0-3 yrs), 9:30AM (4-7 yrs) Midway Church Egg Hunt 3365 Francis Rd, Alpharetta March 24, 2-4PM
Scottsdale Farms Easter Fun 15639 Birmingham Hwy, Milton In an Enchanted Forest March 26-30, Various Times Birmingham
UMC Easter Hunt 15770 Birmingham Hwy, Milton March 31, 10AM – Noon