Pascha (Easter) A.D. 33

The Resurrection of Christ (April 5th, A.D. 33):

Icon of the Resurrection

On Sunday, the 3rd day after the crucifixion of Christ (a.k.a.: Pascha or Easter Sunday) the tomb which held Jesus’s body was found to be empty. Later that day the resurrected man (flesh and blood) Jesus the Christ the promised Messiah of God, began to appear to the disciples. He was resurrected from the dead, a.k.a.: He was “reborn” (Matthew 28:1-7, Mark 16:1-7, Luke 24:1-8 & John 20:1). Over the next 40 days, Jesus Christ appeared “in the flesh” to many.

On the Sunday following the Sabbath of the Passover, the Jews observed the Feast of the First Fruits (of the spring barley harvest) on the day after the Passover Sabbath “and on the day when you wave the sheaf [of barley], you shall offer a male lamb a year old without blemish as a burnt offering to the Lord.” (Lev. 23: 9-12). I.e., on the day of the Feast of the First Fruits, Christ, the lamb of God, was reborn (resurrected) (!).