Happy Easter 2014
Easter (Old English Ēostre), also known as Pascha (Latin: Pascha; Greek Πάσχα Paskha, the latter two derived from Hebrew: פֶּסַח Pesaḥ), or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred three days after his crucifixion at Calvary. It is the culmination of the Passion of Christ, preceded by Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.
The last week of Lent is called Holy Week, and it contains the days of the Easter Triduum, including Maundy Thursday (also known as Holy Thursday), commemorating the Last Supper and its preceding foot washing, as well as Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus. Easter is followed by a fifty-day period called Eastertide, or the Easter Season, ending with Pentecost Sunday.
Easter is a moveable feast, meaning it is not fixed in relation to the civil calendar. The First Council of Nicaea (325) established the date of Easter as the first Sunday after the full moon (the Paschal Full Moon) following the March equinox. Ecclesiastically, the equinox is reckoned to be on 21 March (although the astronomical equinox occurs on 20 March in most years), and the "Full Moon" is not necessarily on the astronomically correct date. The date of Easter therefore varies from 22 March to 25 April inclusive. Eastern Christianity bases its calculations on the Julian calendar, whose 21 March corresponds, during the 21st century, to 3 April in the Gregorian calendar, and in which therefore the celebration of Easter varies between 4 April and 8 May.
Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover by much of its symbolism, as well as by its position in the calendar. In many languages, the words for "Easter" and "Passover" are identical or very similar. Easter customs vary across the Christian world, and include sunrise services, exclaiming the Paschal greeting, clipping the church and decorating Easter eggs, a symbol of the empty tomb. Additional customs that have become associated with Easter and are observed by both Christians and some non-Christians include egg hunting, the Easter Bunny, and Easter parades. There are also various traditional Easter foods that vary regionally.
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emka (73115) 2014-04-18 23:04
Hello Costantino, Interesting note about the time of Easter. This year is exceptional that both Western and Eastern churches celebrate it in the same day. I have heard in TV that it happens rarely - the next case will be in some years but then in 800 years? It seems incredible to me.
nice view with the yellow flowers.
Happy Easter to you and yours
Romano46 (16578) 2014-04-19 1:35
bellissimi auguri per Pasqua con un panorama grandioso dalla Grecia.
Particolarmente piacevole nella composizione la contrapposizione del giallo dei fiori all'azzurro del cielo e al verde della collina.
Piacevole la luce che riempe la scena e dà vita al colore.
Ciao, buon fine settimana e buona Pasqua.
federico (2169) 2014-04-19 1:58
hello costantino, very nice and colourfull view, a springtime picture definitely
happy easter to you
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-04-19 3:09
very fresh picture and very suitable for this weekend even if it pouring cats and dogs in Lefkada right now :-) The flowers in the foreground bring loads of fresh and cheerful atmosphere to the view.
All the best for Pascha - enjoy it with your family and friends!
Sergiom (54377) 2014-04-19 5:04
Et mes meilleurs souhaits de circonstances à toi aussi.Le jaune des fleurs à l'avant plan est de circonstances et ouvre très bien sur ce superbe paysage.
jhm (135058) 2014-04-19 7:14
I wish you and your family a Happy Easter 2014.
Nice picture with the diagonal line with the mountain, but the yellow flowers are the real eye catcher on these nice picture
Perspective and depth make these picture very well.
Sharpness and clarity make these picture attractive.
Excellent composition and nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Easter weekend,
dkmurphys (46140) 2014-04-19 7:27
Lovely composition with the beautiful yellow flowers in the foreground. Well done!
I wish you a joyful Easter!
ourania (26280) 2014-04-19 7:52
μου αρέσει πάρα πολύ αυτή η θέα που μας προσφέρεις σήμερα. Ξεκινώντας με τη φωτεινή και χαρούμενη πινελιά του πρώτου πλάνου, απολαμβάνουμε μια πανοραμική θέα της εξοχής και της πόλης που απλώνεται δίπλα στον κόλπο. Σίγουρα ένα ευλογημένο μέρος, το φως και τα φυσικά χρώματα αυξάνουν την ευχαρίστηση του θεατή. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, Καλή Ανάσταση και Καλό Πάσχα!
Noel_Byrne (20694) 2014-04-19 9:37
This is a beautiful view, the flowers in the foreground make a very interesting focal point there, while the view beyond is so expansive and has so much for the viewer to take in. This is a really impressive sight, thanks for sharing.
Best wishes, and a very happy Easter.
photoray (10107) 2014-04-19 11:13
Unique view of Volos in the distance with the ocean and mountain backdrop, and the dense population of yellow flowers foreground.
Thanks for sharing,
bukitgolfb301 (34474) 2014-04-19 15:24
Hi dear Contatino, how are you?
Sorry for my long no contatct with you due to several reasons. Perfect framework and composition with complete light catching. The combination of various colors are so wonderful to see. The proportion of the sky and others are nice.
All the best and have agood weekend! TAKERO
lousat (72181) 2014-04-19 15:41
Ciao Costantino,tanti auguri di Buona Pasqua anche a te e famiglia e grazie per questa bellissima panoramica primaverile che profuma di vacanze.Luciano
omid266 (3210) 2014-04-19 21:32
Really this picture is marvellous , dramatic and spectacular like Paradise in Dreams,
very nice POV, nICE Moments and Landscape , beautiful colours , all the BEST , I like it!
Thanks for sharing ,
Happy Easter , good useful text about this Christian celabration ,
papagolf21 (83214) 2014-04-20 1:50
Bonjour, cher Costantino,
Ces fleurs jaunes au premier plan égaient joliment la vue splendide sur la ville et ses environs.
Très bonnes fêtes Pascales.
ikeharel (52181) 2014-04-20 2:14
Spring colors welll collected, Costantino.
Yellow flowers contrast bneautifully onto the surrounding in green, far town view and blue sky aloft.
Have a happy holiday-sunday.
SnapRJW (29246) 2014-04-20 3:52
A lovely rural scene Constantino. The yellow flowers are sunny, bright and positive adding a touch of new life to the wider landscape. An attractive spring scene and one that is a good choice for the Easter celebrations
Easter greetings to you and yours
willperrett (5876) 2014-04-20 4:27
And a happy Easter to you too! Here in England it's raining today, so it's nice to see your bright and colourful Springtime photograph. The view is stunning, but would not make a photograph if you hadn't included that burst of yellow flowers in the foreground. I think your aperture of f/14 has just about rendered them sharp enough!
abmdsudi (39482) 2014-04-20 6:56
Inspiring landscape and symbolic picture that says it all with your description. Photowise this image is beautifully taken with superb light, shadows and lighting with strong foreground interest directing the wide view into the distant. A nicely framed of the day with good contrast to blue sky and lovely detail offered. Well captured image to mark the Easter festivity and a bit of fire to give the sensation to the shot, Happy Easter. Congrats
saxo042 (36904) 2014-04-20 11:01
A marvellous view with the yellow flowers very close and the blue sea and mountains very far away. A very pleasant capture!
Kielia (22913) 2014-04-21 8:26
a very good contribution - in every sense - to this site on the occasion of Easter. The image conveys a positive mood that is felt by the viewer. The composition is very much to my liking!
elenimavrandoni (14231) 2014-04-21 21:17
Σ' ευχαριστω πάρα πολύ για τις πολύ ομορφες και ευγενικές ευχές σου που ειναι και οι καλύτερες που ελαβα φέτος!!!
το τοπίο σου μου θυμίζει τήν Πεντέλη εκει που μεγάλωσα, ειναι περίπου η ιδια θέα προς την Ανατολική Αττική και τον Μαραθώνα!!
τα σπάρτα να μοσχομυρίζουν και ο ορίζοντας ανοιχτός και προκλητικός για εξευρένηση!!
μια μοναδική ανοιξιάτικη φωτογραφία!!
mcmtanyel (10407) 2014-04-29 19:38
Belatedly, Happy Easter to you, too! Χριστὸς ἀνέστη!
The distant scenery is lovely and the yellow flowers form a wonderful lower frame.