Lilium longiflorum

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The supply of bulbs was suddenly cut off after the attack on Pearl Harbor and Easter lilies became extremely valuable in the United States. Currently, nearly all Easter lily bulbs used in North America are grown on coastal bottom lands in northwestern California and southwestern Oregon, particularly in the town of Smith River, California, according to the trade association Easter Lily Research Association, as cited in an article on The Easter lily is a rich source of steroidal glycosides. It also contains bitter principles such as 3,6′-diferuloylsucrose. Some Lilium species are toxic to cats.


Easter*Austrōn-a goddess
Bonfires were lighted at Easter and according to popular belief of long standing, the moment the sun rises on Easter Sunday morning, he gives three joyful leaps, he dances for joy ... Water drawn on the Easter morning is, like that at Christmas, holy and healing ... here also heathen notions seems to have grafted themselves on great Christian festivals. Maidens clothed in white, who at Easter, at the season of returning spring, show themselves in clefts of the rock and on mountains, are suggestive of the ancient goddess.

Clean Monday

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Clean Monday, also known as Pure Monday, Ash Monday, Monday of Lent or Green Monday, is the first day of Great Lent throughout Eastern Christianity and is a moveable feast, falling on the 7th Monday before Pascha. The common term for this day, "Clean Monday", refers to the leaving behind of sinful attitudes and non-fasting foods. It is sometimes called "Ash Monday", by analogy with Ash Wednesday (the day when the Western Churches begin Lent). The term is often a misnomer, as only a small subset of Eastern Catholic Churches practice the Imposition of Ashes. The Maronite Catholic Church is notable amongst the Eastern rites employing the use of ashes on this day.


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Christian holidays are defined as part of the liturgical year, the chief ones being Easter and Christmas. The Orthodox Christian and Western-Roman Catholic patronal feast day or "name day" are celebrated in each place's patron saint's day, according to the Calendar of saints. Jehovah's Witnesses annually commemorate "The Memorial of Jesus Christ's Death", but do not celebrate other holidays with any religious significance such as Easter, Christmas or New Year's.

2007 Pro Bowl

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NFC – Steven Jackson 4-yard run (Failed 2 pt. conversion pass from Tony Romo), 2:52. AFC 28–20. Drive: 4 plays, 11 yards, 1:25. NFC – Anquan Boldin 47-yard pass from Tony Romo (S. Smith 2 pt. conversion pass from Tony Romo), 1:48. Tied 28–28. Drive: 4 plays, 58 yards, 1:04. AFC – Nate Kaeding 21-yard FG, 0:00. AFC 31–28. Drive: 7 plays, 63 yards, 1:48. Replacement selection due to injury or vacancy. Injured player; selected but did not play. Replacement starter; selected as reserve. "Need player"; named by coach. Tom Brady was first alternate, but he declined. 11 selections:. San Diego Chargers. 8 selections:. Chicago Bears. 7 selections:. Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens. 5 selections:.

Trinity Sunday

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In traditional Methodist usage, The Book of Worship for Church and Home (1965) provides the following Collects for Trinity Sunday: Trinity Sunday is the Sunday following Pentecost, and eight weeks after Easter Sunday. The earliest possible date is May 17 (as in 1818 and 2285). The latest possible date is June 20 (as in 1943 and 2038). * : (Western) (Eastern) * : (Western) (Eastern) * : (Western) (Eastern) * : (Western) (Eastern) * 2019: (Western) (Eastern) * : (Western) (Eastern) * : (Western) (Eastern) * : (Western) (Eastern) In the early Church, no special Office or day was assigned for the Holy Trinity.

Reform of the date of Easter

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Easter controversy. An Orthodox article arguing for preservation of the current method of calculating the date of Pascha. The Date of Easter: Science offers solution to ancient religious problem.


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April 2016 |Easter Day (Gregorian calendar)|| 27 April 2008 || 19 April 2009 || 4 April 2010 || 24 April 2011 || 1 May 2016 M century × 5 mod 19 PFMd (a 0) 18 − N (see the table below) W (century mod 4 × 5 + 2) mod 7 (0 − century) mod 7 (JD) Faster and more compact algorithms for Gregorian Easter Sunday exist.


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Falling within forty days of Easter (excluding Sundays) the next Sunday is Quadragesima." Because every Sunday recalls the resurrection of Christ, they are considered "little Easters" and not treated as days of penance. Also note that Quadragesima serves as the Latin word for the season of Lent, which (not counting Sundays) is forty days long. Amalarius of Metz would have the name indicate a period of seventy days made up of the nine weeks to Easter plus Easter Week, which would mystically represent the seventy-year Babylonian captivity. Septuagesima was also the day on which one could begin a forty-day Lenten fast that excluded from its observance Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Egg hunt

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Easter basket.

Holder (gridiron football)

Dallas Cowboys – When Tony Romo was signed by the Dallas Cowboys, he was their backup quarterback, and as the backup quarterback, part of his job was to be the team's holder. Romo was replaced by the punter in 2010, but due to many mishandled snaps, which resulted in missed field goals, Romo returned as the team's official holder. The Cowboys hired a more experienced holder, Brian Moorman, in 2012; Moorman left the team at the end of the season. Throughout the 1990s, starting tight end Jay Novacek was the usual holder on kicks. Oakland Raiders – The Raiders' Matt Schaub was used as the holder during the 2014 season.

Jason Witten

Undrafted free agent Tony Romo was another rookie who also arrived in Dallas in 2003 and would go on to become Witten's teammate throughout their careers, as well as his roommate during future team training camps and travel games. Entering the league as a 20-year-old rookie, Witten started only seven of the 15 games he played in. On September 7, he made his NFL debut in a 27–13 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, where he had a single reception for 13 yards. Overall, he registered 35 receptions for 347 receiving yards and one touchdown.

Jim Nantz

Tony Romo. Phil Simms. Nick Faldo. Clark Kellogg. Steve Kerr. Billy Packer. Peter Kostis. Greg Anthony. Ken Venturi. Bill Raftery. Grant Hill. Scott Goodyear. Rusty Wallace. Tim Brant. Randy Cross. Hot Rod Hundley. CBS Sports Team – CBS Jim Nantz named 2005 "National Sportscaster of the Year".

Sam Hurd

He recorded his first NFL reception on Tony Romo's first NFL pass (33 yards) against the Houston Texans. Four weeks later, he got his first start against the Arizona Cardinals, recording four catches for 42 yards and also caught a touchdown pass that was negated due to offensive pass interference against Patrick Crayton. He ended the season with 5 catches for 75 yards 16 special teams tackles (tied for second on the team), one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. In 2007, he was the team's third receiver, tallying 19 receptions for 314 yards, one touchdown and 16 special teams tackles (sixth on the team).

Drew Bledsoe

He also recorded a message to both Tony Romo and Dak Prescott in 2017 in his home, which also showed his red wine collection. In his spare time, Bledsoe works with many philanthropic organizations. Bledsoe is the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Summit High School in Bend, Oregon, having held the position since 2012. While Bledsoe has thrown for a high number of yards and attempts, a frequent criticism is that they are based on volume (attempts, completions, yards) rather than efficiency (passer rating, TD-to-INT ratio, yards per attempt) proving only that he has thrown a great number of times, not that he has thrown well.

Church service

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Easter Vigil. Mass (liturgy). Morning Prayer (Anglican). Worship service (evangelicalism). Church attendance. Christian liturgy. Service As Worship.


The discovery of the epact for computing the date of Easter has been attributed to Patriarch Demetrius I of Alexandria, who held office from 189 to 232. In the year 214 he used the epact to produce an Easter calendar, which has not survived, which used an eight-year luni-solar cycle. A subsequent application of the epact to an Easter calendar, using a sixteen-year cycle, is found in the Paschal Table of Hipoolytus, a 112-year list of Easter dates beginning in the year 222 which is inscribed on the side of a statue found in Rome. Augustalis, whose dates have been disputed from the third to the fifth century, computed a laterculus (little tablet) of Easter dates.

Super Bowl XLII

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After beating the fourth-seeded Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24–14, the Giants upset the top-seeded Dallas Cowboys 21–17, when McQuarters intercepted a pass from Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo in the end zone as time expired. New York advanced to the Super Bowl with a 23–20 overtime win over the second-seeded Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game, which was the third coldest game in NFL history (−1 °F at kickoff, −24 °F wind chill) with an interception by Corey Webster that set up Lawrence Tynes's game-winning 47-yard field goal. The field goal was the longest by a visiting kicker in Lambeau Field postseason history. This turned out to be the final game Brett Favre played for the Packers.