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Take the Easter Quiz!

posted by David Gibson

Bunny Rabbit.jpgAnd see how many you get right. Via Christian History. A couple teasers:

1) Around the year 326, Emperor Constantine ordered the traditional site of Christ’s crucifixion and burial to be excavated and a church to be built there. According to some accounts, what did the diggers discover that convinced them they had found right place?

2) If you followed the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, where would you end up?

3) Why didn’t the Puritans celebrate Easter?

4) According to one Eastern Orthodox legend, Mary Magdalene or Mary the mother of Jesus set a basket of eggs under Jesus’ cross. What happened to the eggs?

Nothing, however, about that great Christian tradition–the Easter Bunny.



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Steve T

posted April 8, 2009 at 12:17 pm


I disagree with their assumption about the Council of Whitby. The King’s wife was Roman Catholic and not Celtic. So it had nothing to do with primacy and everything to do with his wife.



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