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April 21, 2003
Coral Wilson Alleluia! Christ is risen! And that doesn't just mean he has thawed out, the Rev. Peter Haynes told the congregation of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Corona del Mar on Easter morning. Haynes' challenge every Sunday is to get people's attention. "Especially on Easter, I try to give them the whole shot at once," he said. Incorporating the controversial subject of cryogenics into his sermon, Haynes warned his congregation not to fall into the "Christ on ice" trap.
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By Mike Whitehead | April 18, 2014
Ahoy! I cannot believe that Easter is on my radar for Sunday already, and I know many boaters who are planning to take their family and friends on a cruise this weekend. Well, I have good weather news to report. I am predicting pleasant conditions for boating, other outdoor activities and Easter brunch on the patio. The air temperatures along the coastline will remain cool, and the temperatures will reach into the high 60s and a little higher for those in the direct sunlight.
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By the Rev. Dr. Sarah Halverson, Special to the Daily Pilot | March 30, 2013
I spent the first two weeks of Lent in Antigua, Guatemala, where during the "Cuaresma" (Lent) everything changes. Purple banners hang on the outside of churches, shops and even homes. On Fridays, the people flock from all over to fill the churches eager to see the venerations, the beautiful "alfombras" (carpets) made of flowers, fruits and colored sawdust - artistic creations whose impermanence remind us of our own. This Lenten journey is a microcosm of life - for Jesus it ends on a cross in Jerusalem, but we know that we too cannot escape death.
NEWS
April 12, 2004
Luis Pena Easter services typically begin at 9 or 10 a.m. inside a church, but a few early-rising souls brought their blankets and lawn chairs to hear sunrise services on the beach. As Christians made their way one by one onto the sand at 14th Street on the Balboa Peninsula, a tall wooden cross surrounded by lilies awaited them as Christ Church by the Sea United Methodist welcomed its own parishioners along with worshipers from other churches.
NEWS
April 18, 2003
Beloveds in Christ, Easter is our defining moment as Christians and resurrection defines Easter. When you think of Jesus' resurrection, what comes to mind? A miracle? That after being executed, Jesus came to life in a resurrected body fully accessorized with supernatural powers? This is a fair, maintainable point of view. But at that time and place, accounts of "awakenings from death" were neither unknown nor uncommon. So the proclamation of Jesus rising from the dead would not have been new news.
NEWS
April 12, 2004
DAVID SILVA Every Easter morning, at first light, my mother would wake up the kids and commence the difficult task of getting us ready for church. This required a lot of time and endless patience, neither of which my mother ever had. As long as she loomed over us, threatening and cajoling every step of the way, we would steadily dress ourselves to the point at which we could be seen in public. But the moment she turned her back, off we would run to do something entirely unrelated to the subject of salvation.
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By ERIN KENNEDY | April 21, 2006
Let me start off by saying that if you ever get the chance to stay in Florence for Easter, do it! Granted, it's crowded and the hotels cost more, but the celebration on Easter morning is definitely worth the extra trouble. About 10 a.m. Sunday morning, I made my way to the Duomo (the cathedral) where the festivities take place. I thought, knowing there would be fireworks, that I had plenty of time to catch the big show. You know, fireworks happen at night. However, I was wrong and made it just in time.
NEWS
March 31, 2002
Today is Easter, which commemorates the day Christians believe Jesus Christ was resurrected from the dead after being crucified on the cross. However, Easter can exist throughout everyone's lives, says the Rev. George Crisp of Christ Church by the Sea on Balboa Peninsula. On Thursday, Crisp, who leads his United Methodist congregation, sat down with Daily Pilot City Editor James Meier to discuss how important Easter is to Christians. Q: What should Easter mean to Christians?
NEWS
April 15, 2001
"In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it . . ." OK, what's the next line? Tick-tick-tick-tick. Buzzzz. "You'll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade." Irving Berlin, 1933, by the way. As holidays go, I like Easter. There's none of the stress of other holidays like, yikes, Christmas. No gifts, no decorations, no whirlwind of parties and events, etc. It's a nice, quiet time of rebirth, religious and otherwise. Glorious weather, spring flowers, trees bursting with life -- a season that anyone can love.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | April 19, 2014
A thin line of green tape and some self control was the only thing holding back the stampede. The racers were primed, leaning as far forward as they could without falling or bracing their feet to get the best start. Candy was on the line. After a five-second countdown blared through the loudspeakers, the furious footrace started. Parents chased behind as a blur of elbows, baskets and little feet that stormed a football filed-sized lawn at Mariners Church in Irvine the Saturday afternoon before Easter.
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By Mike Whitehead | April 18, 2014
Ahoy! I cannot believe that Easter is on my radar for Sunday already, and I know many boaters who are planning to take their family and friends on a cruise this weekend. Well, I have good weather news to report. I am predicting pleasant conditions for boating, other outdoor activities and Easter brunch on the patio. The air temperatures along the coastline will remain cool, and the temperatures will reach into the high 60s and a little higher for those in the direct sunlight.
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By Mark Davis | April 18, 2014
The Easter story is celebrated each year with such fanfare and splendor that one might think it was all just one big convincing event in the gospels. Nothing could be farther from the truth. If ever there was doubt about the Easter story, it did not begin with the Scientific Revolution, the Age of Skepticism or more recent Post-Theism. Doubt was there at the beginning in the gospel stories. Take the gospel of Mark, for example. The oldest manuscripts of Mark's gospel end the 16th chapter with these words in verse 8: "So [the women]
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By Jim Carnett | April 14, 2014
Easter. It's not a pastel-hued springtime frolic.  It's a sonic boom that reverberates up and down the corridors of human existence. Put succinctly, Easter commemorates Christ's resurrection and his triumph over the grave. "O death, where is your victory?" roars the Apostle Paul. "O death, where is your sting?" Resurrection is Christianity's central tenet, its raison d'etre. Without it, all else is window dressing.  Absent the resurrection, Christianity is a social club.   "And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile, and you are still in your sins," Paul writes.
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By Rabbi Marc Gellman | April 11, 2014
Passover will be celebrated this year beginning on Monday evening, April 14, with the first Seder — the Passover meal. Easter Sunday this year falls on April 20 for all Christian denominations, and although this single Christian date for Easter will not come again until 2017, it's clear that Passover and Easter are meant to be closely connected in our calendars of sacred time. This is because all the synoptic gospel accounts state that the Last Supper was either a Passover Seder meal (Matthew 26:17)
SPORTS
April 7, 2013
The OC Vision 13U Basketball team won the Easter Showdown sponsored by Bigfoot Hoops in Las Vegas last weekend. With the combined efforts from Shan Dharod, David Atencio, Darren Calhoun Jr., Christian Swint, Shadrach Skinner, Brenton Woods Jr., Jacob Garrett and Patrick Hunt, the team showcased a dominating performance by beating Vegas Elite Gold (101-26), Salt Lake Prospects (91-56), Vegas Elite Premier (76-54) and City Stars (64-52) before heading into the finals. OC Vision brought home the championship trophy after winning a thrilling 75-73 overtime title game against LV Rebel Nation.
NEWS
By Bryce Alderton | March 30, 2013
COSTA MESA - Tanager Park turned into a place for children to ride ponies, pet freshly sheared sheep and gather as many Tootsie Rolls and Starburst as possible Saturday morning, as Torelli Realty hosted its 25th annual Egg-Citement event. This year, Torelli arranged for a 9-year-old llama named Cuzco to join rabbits, turtles, goats and sheep in the petting zoo. Nadia Nessim works on the El Monte farm where Cuzco lives. Nessim said Cuzco was going to be slaughtered, but Ann Ammons purchased him for $190.
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By the Rev. Dr. Sarah Halverson, Special to the Daily Pilot | March 30, 2013
I spent the first two weeks of Lent in Antigua, Guatemala, where during the "Cuaresma" (Lent) everything changes. Purple banners hang on the outside of churches, shops and even homes. On Fridays, the people flock from all over to fill the churches eager to see the venerations, the beautiful "alfombras" (carpets) made of flowers, fruits and colored sawdust - artistic creations whose impermanence remind us of our own. This Lenten journey is a microcosm of life - for Jesus it ends on a cross in Jerusalem, but we know that we too cannot escape death.
NEWS
By Rabbi Marc Gellman | March 29, 2013
Q: My wife and I had a discussion last night concerning the different time periods we actually celebrate Easter. Sometimes, Easter is in mid-April, and sometimes in early March. We celebrate the birth of Christ on Dec. 25 every year, yet there's no definitive date to celebrate His death and resurrection. Is this because history has never been able to pinpoint exact dates for these important events in our religious and faith history? I think most Christians would prefer to celebrate both events on specific dates.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | March 27, 2013
The sound of an Easter egg was more important than its colorful look at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort on Wednesday morning. About 50 visually impaired pre-schoolers were at the beach to hunt down the eggs by listening for their electronic beeping. The fist-sized, colored plastic eggs chirped at regular intervals as students from the Blind Children's Learning Center in Santa Ana scoured the grass and playground. For decades, groups from the Telecom Pioneers volunteer network have built the eggs using small circuit board and telephone speakers.
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