T h e  S u n d a y s  of  E a s t e r:

T h e  S u n d a y s  of  E a s t e r:

Easter lasts 50 days and ends on the Day of Pentecost.  During the fifty days of the Easter Season,

the liturgical color is white and liturgies are uplifting and joyful.  God has brought us full circle: 
from ashes into the fullness of life and joy.  God does, indeed, have the final world. 
The Paschal Candle burns in the church near the font throughout Easter.

JUNE 9, 2019 --  Pentecost

Easter Sunday Is April 21, 2019

The feast of Christ's resurrection. According to Bede, the word derives from the Anglo-Saxon

spring goddess Eostre. Christians in England applied the word to the principal festival of the

church year, both day and season. 1) Easter Day is the annual feast of the resurrection,

the pascha or Christian Passover, and the eighth day of cosmic creation. Faith in Jesus'

resurrection on the Sunday or third day following his crucifixion is at the heart of Christian belief. Easter sets the experience of springtime next to the ancient stories of deliverance and the proclamation of the risen Christ. In the west, Easter occurs on the first Sunday after the full moon on or after the vernal equinox. Easter always falls between Mar. 22 and Apr. 25 inclusive. Following Jewish custom, the feast begins at sunset on Easter Eve with the Great Vigil of Easter. The Eastern Orthodox Church celebrates Easter on the first Sunday after the Jewish pesach or Passover (which follows the spring full moon). Although the two dates sometimes coincide, the eastern date is often one or more weeks later. 2) Easter Season. See Great Fifty Days.