The Passover/Easter 2022

Happy Easter in scrabble letters with candy easter eggs
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Show Notes

Are you curious about the undefined aspects of Easter and Passover? Do you want to hear personal experiences and insights from women who grew up celebrating these holidays? Then tune in to the latest episode of Three Fates Decide. In this episode, the hosts delve into the religious and non-religious aspects of Easter, including the traditions of abstaining from meat on Fridays and visiting cemeteries to pay respects to deceased relatives. They also discuss the controversial topic of casting

– Discussion of Easter and Passover holidays
– Personal experiences with attending various masses during holy week
– Tradition of making crucifixes out of palm leaves on Palm Sunday
– Religious and non-religious aspects of Easter
– Tradition of abstaining from meat on Fridays, especially during Lent
– Favorite Easter candy and foods
– Discussion of cemetery visits to pay respects to deceased relatives

If you and your family also celebrate, feel free to share with us what you do or your own special memories!


Key Points

[0:03:16] 
Although Passover and Easter are separate religious celebrations, they are inextricably linked by their shared history, making them a powerful symbol of hope and renewal.

[0:03:45] 
On Easter Vigil, Catholics endure a grueling 5-hour service that is twice as long as the traditional Christmas Midnight Mass.

[0:09:02] 
Celebrated for centuries, Holy Week marks the beginning of Easter festivities as Christians around the world commemorate Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and his ultimate sacrifice on The Passion.

[0:09:51] 
Despite Mel Gibson’s efforts to create an epic retelling of Jesus’ crucifixion in The Passion of Christ, the casting choices for the film were widely criticized for their lack of accuracy in portraying ethnicities.

[0:19:49] 
Casting decisions can spark outrage if not handled carefully, with fans taking to social media to voice their dissatisfaction with the controversial choices.

[0:20:57] 
As Easter approaches, religious devotees everywhere celebrate the triumphant end of Lent, marking a spiritually significant period of devotion, reflection and renewal.

[0:25:04] 
Delightfully, Easter time is marked by an abundance of sugary goodies; in fact, over 90 million pounds of candy are consumed worldwide during this festive holiday!

[0:30:07] 
Chinese families honor their ancestors during the Easter holiday with a unique tradition of visiting cemeteries and adorning graves with offerings of fragrant incense and vibrant imitation currency.

[0:31:08] 
For centuries, abstaining from meat on Fridays has been a powerful symbol of devotion, whether taken up as part of religious tradition or simply as a meaningful personal choice.

[0:34:07] 
By visiting the graves of our ancestors, we can uncover remarkable family stories and evoke powerful memories of generations past.

[0:34:41]
​Due to the limited real estate in Hong Kong, the costly practice of renting out burial plots for only a few years has become a reality, forcing families to make difficult decisions about the disposition of their loved ones’ remains.


Quotes

“Easter Vigil mass is definitely probably the most painful of Masses in the Catholic Church.”

“And also I, um, would do the Palm Sunday one. My mom always wanted to especially going on Palm Sunday because she wanted to get the leaves and she actually knew how to take some of the leaves and fold them up into crucifixes.” – Liz

“But you want to know something and uh, not that I want to start controversy or whatever, but you know that if they did cast it correctly, it would have been an uproar.” – Sam

“Passover is actually eight days. And this is a major Jewish holiday. And basically, it celebrates the exodus of Israelites, the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt.” – Sam

“The non-religious aspect, the pagan aspect is the Easter bunny. And eggs hunting and Easter baskets and all that stuff.” – Sam

“Being there two or 3 hours is not unusual. And those cemeteries are humongous.” – Sam

“when you die in Hong Kong, you can get a burial plot but you only get it for a few years. So it’s almost like you’re renting the space or leasing the space, if you will.”

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