Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the Passover or to Easter.
- In heraldry, a white lamb passant, carrying a banner argent with a cross gules (the banner of St. George, or simply an emblem of the crucifixion). This was an emblem of the Knights Templars, and occurs sometimes in heraldry as a bearing of persons not of the order.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to the passover, or to Easter
- adj. of or relating to Passover or Easter
“The lamb was called the paschal lamb, and was, after that, to be eaten every year, at about what is with us Easter-time, in commemoration of this event.”
“Consequently, since this month always began with that new moon of which the fourteenth day occurred on or next after the vernal equinox, Christ arose from the dead on Sunday, the seventeenth day of the so-called paschal moon.”
“The Passover Festival was celebrated as follows: An unblemished male lamb a year old (called the paschal lamb) was to be selected by each family in Israel.”
“A recent Eucharistic Congress in Washington, D.C., called the paschal mystery a "Sacrifice of Enduring Love.”
“The choir thus hardly completed even with the greatest labour and diligence, the monks were resolved to enter on Easter Eve with the 'new fire,'"that is, the paschal candle which was lit on Easter Eve and burnt until Ascension Day.”
“The Alleluia chant Pascha Nostrum is one of the most elaborate I've seen the books, a full three lines of notes that cover only five words: Pascha nostrum immolatus est Chistus, that is, Christ, our paschal lamb, has been sacrificed.”
“In the fourth century, when the primitive idea of the fifty days 'feast of the paschal time began to grow dim, Easter and Pentecost were given octaves.”
“As for the Last Supper, some of us see no reason for Jesus eating the paschal lamb because HE WAS THEPASCHAL LAMB - soon to be slaughtered on the hill of Calvary. by”
“We marked our doorposts with blood of the Korban Pesach (paschal lamb), we ate the lamb and had the first Passover seder.”
“There was a time when Christians knew that the paschal mystery of death and resurrection was the center of Christian faith.”
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