The Great Fifty Days of Easter
For the secular world, Easter is a one day celebration of spring, for finding brightly colored eggs and sporting new spring finery. For the Church, Easter is the center of our faith and of our year, a great festival of fifty glorious days stretching from the Easter Vigil through Pentecost, a celebration of the resurrection of Christ and the sending of the Holy Spirit. This spacious fifty-day feast affords us the time we need to rejoice in the Mystery of the Resurrection, to enter anew into the promise of Risen Life with the Risen Christ, and to explore Easter’s implications for how we are to live in the world in these fifty days, and beyond – to be Alleluia from head to toe!
The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!
The Rev. Janet Campbell