OSIRIS: EASTER EGG ROLL& THE BREATH OF LIFE By Andre Austin The Facts: 1. More than 5 thousands years ago, ancient Egyptians adopted a national holiday, which came at the end of a four day ceremony. According to Egyptian legend, Osiris died, was buried and then disappeared on Friday. They called that day the Loss of Osiris. Osiris (El-Ausar/Lazarus), was resurrected on the third day, i.e. on Sunday, as Judge (king) of the dead. The fourth day was and is the day of festivities. 2. Osiris was associated with the Lunar and solar cycles. The four day ceremony of the death and resurrection of Osiris was therefore held at the end of the first week following the full moon (lunar cycle), following the vernal equinox (solar cycle), which is exactly the same date that was later set for the Christian Easter. 3. Easter Monday is and has been a national holiday in Egypt, for at least five thousand years. It is called the “breath of life” day. It was the happiest day in the Egyptian calendar. People shed their winter clothes and wear their brightest outfits. Uniformed officers store their black wool uniforms, and don their white outfits, (almost in a similar manner the Lukewarm church was asked to switch from in Rev 3:14-22). 4. When Osiris passed through his stages in the underworld in the night he was reborn as a new Ra/Re (sun, nicknamed Cat) in his form of the beetle/Kepri in the morning. This was symbolic of death at sunset and birth at its rising. The beetle is also in Nun/Noah’s ark with the birth of Canaan (Re) to make the boat go from the Ogdoad to The Ennead “When we go back to Egypt we see the Beetle (Khepera). Symbolic of self-begotten and self-born. Beetle was identified with the rising sun, and new birth generally. The beetle would enclose his eggs in a ball of dung and roll it like kids to now with their Easter eggs. 5. The Egyptian Easter, the Christian Easter is always celebrated at the end of the first week after the full moon, following the vernal equinox (when day and night are of equal length in the spring). The date of Easter Sunday was established by the Church Council of Nicaea in 325AD.