BYU professors share experiences in the Holy Land during Easter time

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  • cj2018 KUTZTOWN, PA
    March 29, 2013 8:43 a.m.

    This was an interesting article, but I had one major problem with it.

    From the article: "Although Easter is still considered a reverent and beloved holiday for Christians in America, Easter Sunday falls on a different day each year, perhaps causing the death and resurrection of the Savior to be less celebrated than it should be.

    In the Holy Land of Jerusalem, however, Holy Week includes several celebrations such as Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday."

    Really? The writer thinks these specific days are mainly ignored in America? I grew up in the Lutheran Church and was baptized into the LDS Church at eighteen. As a Lutheran, we recognized and celebrated each of these days. It was something that I really missed when I left my old Church behind, not that I in any way regret doing so. I simply want to say that lack of observance or notice of these days is not an American thing; it's more of a Mormon thing. Over the years, I've talked to many other coverts who came similar religious backgrounds and found we all missed them. Somehow, Easter seemed lessened. Apparently, the Brethren agree.