Jesus fasted and prayed for 40 days and 40 nights to prepare for the ministry God assigned to him. In the New Testament, the gospels of Luke, Mark and Matthew have passages that refer to Jesus' stay in the wilderness. Hi... More »

Easter Sunday in 2013 was celebrated on March 31. In Christian tradition, Easter is celebrated to commemorate Jesus Christ's resurrection three days after His crucifixion. More » Science Time & Calendars

The season of Lent starts 40 days before Easter, beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending on Easter for most denominations. For Eastern Orthodox churches, Lent begins on Clean Monday, around 40 days before Palm Sunday, whic... More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays Easter

Jesus had 12 disciples during his ministry, according to the BBC. The disciples were Andrew, Bartholomew, James, James the son of Alphaeus, John, Judas Iscariot, Matthew, Peter, Philip, Simon, Thaddaeus and Thomas. More »

After his resurrection, when he was done speaking to his followers, Jesus was taken up into heaven to sit at the right hand of God, according to the Christian Bible. Jesus also spoke of preparing a place in Heaven for th... More » World View Religion Christianity

The Romans are technically the group of people responsible for killing Jesus, as they performed the actual crucifixion. However, many believe that the religious leaders of Israel are responsible, as they demanded that th... More »

The 12 disciples of Jesus are Peter, James, John, Andrew, Philip, Nathaniel, Matthew, Thomas, James, Simon, Thaddeus and Judas. Jesus selected these men as his closest disciples from a group of his earliest followers. Je... More » World View Religion Christianity