Posted by Christina Jedra March 28, 2013 10:00 AM
The following was submitted by the Marketing Collaborative:
The Sunday School children at All Saints Episcopal Church, at 46 Cherry Street -- across the street from Town Hall -- have been working hard to prepare some 432 colorful Easter Eggs, filled with delicious jelly bean treats, which will be part of the fun Easter Egg hunt at All Saints, Sunday March 31. The event, supervised by our Sunday School teachers, takes place immediately after the 10 a.m. service.
All children, up to age nine, from the Danvers area, are invited to participate in the hunt which will take place rain or shine on the front lawn of All Saints.
According to historians, the concept of decorated eggs started back some 60,000 years ago, as a tribute to spring and rebirth, but instead of the chicken eggs we now use, the eggs were from ostriches, and they were big! A few of those eggs, with engraved decorations, have survived and been found in Africa.
Today, Easter Eggs, and the hunt for them, have become a traditional and joyful way for Christians to celebrate Easter and springtime.
Early Christians stained the eggs red in memory of the blood that was shed by Christ at his crucifixion, and the custom has lived on, expanding to many colors, symbolizing the resurrection.
Children and their families are welcome to join us beforehand, for the 10 a.m. service with choir. You will be welcome here.