Easter

British Sign Language (BSL) translations for words and phrases related to Easter. Our videos are presented by Deaf BSL users who are practising Christians. The presenting team includes professional translators and interpreters, church leaders, and tutors.

Agony

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) sign for Agony. Extreme suffering of body, mind or spirit. In his agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus embodied all the griefs, sins and suffering of humankind.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Agony. Extreme suffering of body, mind or spirit. In his agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus embodied all the griefs, sins and suffering of humankind.

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Alleluia/Hallelujah

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) sign for Alleluia/Hallelujah. Alleluia (Greek) and Hallelujah (Hebrew) combine the word for praise with part of Yahweh', a form of the Hebrew name for God, giving: 'Praise you, God'. Commonly used as a shout of acclamation and adoration.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Alleluia/Hallelujah. Alleluia (Greek) and Hallelujah (Hebrew) combine the word for praise with part of Yahweh’, a form of the Hebrew name for God, giving: ‘Praise you, God’. Commonly used as a shout of acclamation and adoration.

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Betray / Betrayed (Treacherous)

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Betray (Treacherous). Deliberately being treacherous and deceitful to harm another person, as Jesus was to Judas. See also: Betray / Betrayed (Unintentionally reveal)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Betray (Treacherous). Deliberately being treacherous and deceitful to harm another person, as Jesus was to Judas.

See also: Betray / Betrayed (Unintentionally reveal)

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Blameless

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Blameless. Innocent.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Blameless. Innocent.

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Blaspheme / Blasphemy

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Blaspheme / Blasphemy. Speaking or acting in a way that shows no respect for God or a religion. Signed here as specifically against God.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Blaspheme / Blasphemy. Speaking or acting in a way that shows no respect for God or a religion. Signed here as specifically against God.

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Blood

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Blood. An essential bodily fluid for humans and many other animals.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Blood. An essential bodily fluid for humans and many other animals.

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Bray

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Bray. Animal cries, especially loud or insistent ones. Sometimes used (disparagingly) about an individual's voice or manner of speaking.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Bray. Animal cries, especially loud or insistent ones. Sometimes used (disparagingly) about an individual’s voice or manner of speaking.

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Buried (Jesus)

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation for Buried (Jesus). After his death, Jesus' body was taken by Jospeh of Arimathea and placed in his own, unused tomb.

A British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation for Buried (Jesus). After his death, Jesus’ body was taken by Jospeh of Arimathea and placed in his own, unused tomb.

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Calvary

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Calvary. Traditionally believed to be the place where Jesus was crucified. Calvary is sometimes used to mean the whole act of crucifixion of Jesus.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Calvary. Traditionally believed to be the place where Jesus was crucified. Calvary is sometimes used to mean the whole act of crucifixion of Jesus.

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Cast lots / Casting lots

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Cast lots / Casting lots. A method of selecting a person; making a decision or discerning the will of God. Small objects, such as stones with markings on them, may have were throw (cast) into a small area with the result being interpreted, or each person

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Cast lots / Casting lots. A method of selecting a person; making a decision or discerning the will of God. Small objects, such as stones with markings on them, may have were throw (cast) into a small area with the result being interpreted, or each person choosing one, to determine an outcome.

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Cross (Cruciform)

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Cross (Cruciform). The structure on which Christ was crucified: an upright post with a horizontal bar. See also: Cross (Angry) and Cross (Breeding) and Crucifixion / Crucified and Crucifix and Crucifixion / Crucified Upside down and Processional Cross

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Cross (Cruciform). The structure on which Christ was crucified: an upright post with a horizontal bar.

See also: Cross (Angry) and Cross (Breeding) and Crucifixion / Crucified and Crucifix and Crucifixion / Crucified Upside down and Processional Cross

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Crowing / Crows (Sound)

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Crowing / Crows (Sound). The sound made by a cockerel. Bible references include: Matthew 26:34, Mark 13:35, and Luke 22:61

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Crowing / Crows (Sound). The sound made by a cockerel.

Bible references include: Matthew 26:34, Mark 13:35, and Luke 22:61

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Crown of Thorns

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Crown of Thorns. Boughs from a long thorned bush, twisted into a garland and placed on Jesus' head before he was led away to be crucified.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Crown of Thorns. Boughs from a long thorned bush, twisted into a garland and placed on Jesus’ head before he was led away to be crucified.

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Crucifixion / Crucified

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Crucifixion / Crucified. Crucifixion, the death penalty to which Jesus was condemned, involved the accused being tied or nailed to wooden structure and left to hang. Death was usually due to exhaustion and asphyxiation, but death could take several days.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Crucifixion / Crucified. Crucifixion, the death penalty to which Jesus was condemned, involved the accused being tied or nailed to wooden structure and left to hang. Death was usually due to exhaustion and asphyxiation, but death could take several days.

See also: Crucifix and Cross (Cruciform) and Crucifixion / Crucified Upside down and Processional Cross

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Death / Dead / Died

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Death / Dead / Died. No longer living.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Death / Dead / Died. No longer living.

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Easter

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Easter. The annual Christian festival, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. There is no established Christian sign for Easter. This is an example of one of generic signs for Easter in use.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Easter. The annual Christian festival, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. There is no established Christian sign for Easter. This is an example of one of generic signs for Easter in use.

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Golgotha (Place of The Skull)

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Golgotha (Place of the Skull). The site of Jesus' crucifixion, also called Calvary.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Golgotha (Place of the Skull). The site of Jesus’ crucifixion, also called Calvary.

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Good Friday

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Good Friday. The Friday before Easter Sunday, on which Jesus' death is commemorated.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Good Friday. The Friday before Easter Sunday, on which Jesus’ death is commemorated.

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Jesus died, and rose again.

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Jesus died, and rose again. In the translation of Rose Again the word AGAIN isn't signed; signing the word AGAIN in BSL in this context would erroneously indicate that Jesus was resurrected more than once. Bible references include: 1 Thessalonians 4:14 Se

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Jesus died, and rose again. In the translation of Rose Again the word AGAIN isn’t signed; signing the word AGAIN in BSL in this context would erroneously indicate that Jesus was resurrected more than once.

Bible references include: 1 Thessalonians 4:14

See also: Resurrection / Rise Again (on judgement day) and Resurrection / Rise Again / Rose Again (Jesus)

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Lent

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation of Lent. There is not an established sign for Lent. Lent is the 6 week period leading up to Easter, used by many Christians as a time of reflection and preparation for the celebration of Jesus’ death and resurrection.

A British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation of Lent. There is not an established sign for Lent. Lent is the 6 week period leading up to Easter, used by many Christians as a time of reflection and preparation for the celebration of Jesus’ death and resurrection.

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Loincoth

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Loincloth. A wide piece of material used as male underwear and tied round the waist in a variety of ways in different cultures, especially in hot climates.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Loincloth. A wide piece of material used as male underwear and tied round the waist in a variety of ways in different cultures, especially in hot climates.

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