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As I heard on the news, the chaplain says; we pray that the loss of their lives may not be in vein. We know, tradition dictates that on this day in Australia and New Zealand we commemorate the sacrifices of those diggers who died in war protecting our country  … with the anniversary of the landing … Continue reading

Easter: Es’ter, Ishta, Ostera, or Eostre’ …

Year after year, parents and children perform the ‘Easter Egg’ and ‘Hot Cross Bun’  rituals on “Easter Sunday” … often unconsciously, without giving the matter very much thought. So, what do bunny rabbits and coloured eggs have to do with Easter? Easter (es’ter), Ishta, Ostera, or Eostre’, was the Goddess of fertility  The ancient Anglo-Saxons … Continue reading