The St. James’ Easter Egg Hunt will be held after the 9am Service on Easter Sunday April 1, around 9:50am. For children through 10 years old.
Easter, perhaps the most widely recognized Christian holiday, employs pagan rituals and symbolism. This is in large part because the Catholic church, hoping to convert pagans, incorporated these symbols and practices. Easter eggs are an example of this. Eggs have long been a symbol of fertility and new life. People of ancient Persia, Greece and Rome dyed eggs to celebrate their New Year, which occurred on the spring equinox, and medieval Europeans presented intricately dyed eggs as gifts. In Greece, eggs are dyed crimson to represent the blood of Christ shed on the cross for the sins of mankind