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Easter’s Pagan Roots

Is Easter a Pagan Holiday?
And, if so, does it matter?


Easter Date Calculator

For a variety of purposes you might be interested in knowing the date of Easter, not only for the current year, but for any year, past or future. Our Easter date calculator will do it for you.  Read more ….


Prayers and Readings for Easter

Whether you celebrate in church or at home, you might find these prayers and readings helpful.  Check them out now!


All about Easter

The Easter Index
Prayers, Sermons, Art, Inspiration … all you need to know about Christianity’s greatest holiday


The Human Body in Christian Symbolism

Contrary to prevailing public impression, the human body has been, throughout history, and continues to be today, one of the principal symbols of the sacred.  It is a central point of focus in Christian art, architecture and iconography.

Genesis refers to humanity as having been created “in the image and likeness of God.” New Testament writers refer to the body as the “temple of God.” “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God?” 1 Cor: 6.  Read more …..


Running With The Wind

Those who engage in long-distance running often compare it to spiritual practice. It not only addresses the ailments of the body, it also offers a balm to the spirit and the soul. Read more.


The Christian Cross

The cross is one of the earliest and  most widely used Christian symbols. It represents Christianity in general and  the crucifixion in particular. A great variety of crosses has evolved, with leading  examples illustrated here. With the possible exception of the face and figure of Jesus, the cross is the preeminent symbol of Christianity.  For our catalogue of Christian crosses.


The Sistine Chapel

Michelangelo Paintings from the Sistine Chapel
Come with us to Rome. Our image map brings you the painstakingly restored paintings of the Creation and Fall in one of the most beautiful settings anywhere. Under these images Popes are elected.


Most Popular Prayers of all Time

The Ten Most Popular Prayers of All Time
Well, actually, we’ve got twelve. But since two of today’s most popular prayers may not be on the list tomorrow, let’s call it ten. My selections include all time favorite and familiar prayers like the Lord’s Prayer, the Serenity Prayer, and the Prayer of St. Francis, along with the contemporary, and very popular prayer of Jabez and the Jelly Bean Prayer.

More prayers: some less popular but more powerful


Birds of the Bible

Birds signify the presence of God, whether in the form of the dove that signaled the presence of the Holy Spirit at the time of Christ’s baptism, the mother eagle that cares for its young, or the sparrow that signifies God’s concern for the most insignificant living things.  Read more ….