Passing bread around and not painting eggs: It's Easter the Jehovah's Witnesses way! - 2019-04-17

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F347.png Passing bread around and not painting eggs: It's Easter the Jehovah's Witnesses way! April 17, 2019, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

We noticed Jehovah's Witnesses making preparations for this important week in the Christian world, and so we thought we'd ask ex-JW activist Lloyd Evans some stupid questions about what's going on.

The Bunker: Can you give us a beginner's guide to Holy Week for Jehovah's Witnesses? They don't celebrate Easter, right?

Lloyd: Correct. Rather than celebrating Easter, Jehovah's Witnesses commemorate the Lord's Evening Meal with a rather silly ceremony known as "the memorial." It mostly involves 8.5 million Jehovah's Witnesses not partaking of the "emblems" (the bread and the wine) but instead passing them to each other. Only those who consider themselves heaven-bound (part of the 144,000 "anointed") are allowed to partake. These latter ones numbered 19,521 at the last count.'Advertisement

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{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = Passing bread around and not painting eggs: It's Easter the Jehovah's Witnesses way! | url = https://tonyortega.org/2019/04/17/passing-bread-around-and-not-painting-eggs-its-easter-the-jehovahs-witnesses-way/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = April 17, 2019 | accessdate = April 17, 2019 }}