I came across this article and thought it might be helpful for those who have questions about the origins of the commemoration of Christ's Resurrection.
Was Easter Borrowed From a Pagan Holiday?
Here's a little snippet to whet the appetite:
And for what its worth, the Orthodox do not generally use the term "Easter" to describe this holy day. I've heard it used by some but the correct term for us is "Pascha."
Okay, I'm off to decorate the church for this afternoon!