Pastor Gary

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Michael, as translated PROPERLY in Acts 12:4 (KJV), it is from the Greek word 'pascha' or the feast of the Passover, extending from the 14th to the 20th day of the month Nisan on the Hebrew calendar.

I know that you were just joking around again, Michael, but you may wish to look into the word origin on your own for some additional information. Strong's Concordance reference number is 3957 in the Concordance Greek dictionary. Then look at all the other places in God's Word where number 3957 is used. Happy studies...:)

Opus Dei

why easter and not wester?is this another evil spirit name?

Here is an interesting fact: In Latin, the word used is "Pascha". Latin was the language of the Empire, and you'll find that most languages, like Spanish or Italian, that derive from Latin, use more Chriastian words. (Example: Sunday in Spanish is Domingo, from the Latin for "Lord" - hence, the Lord's Day.)

Easter comes from the Barbarian languages, and since America is an English speaking country, our language ultimately derives from the Barbarians. But when Church services are celebrated in Latin, Easter is called Pascha, from the "Passover".
Not evil spirit...but you may be on to something with the East/West thing....

"...The name given by the Frankish church to Jesus' resurrection festival included the Latin word "alba" which means "white." (This was a reference to the white robes that were worn during the festival.) "Alba" also has a second meaning: "sunrise." When the name of the festival was translated into German, the "sunrise" meaning was selected in error. This became "ostern" in German. Ostern has been proposed as the origin of the word "Easter"...."

The Pagan origins of Easter