Easter

Articles

March 19, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

As we move through the last week of Lent, our thoughts begin to turn toward Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter. I offer these few resources as last minute ideas for making this important season especially meaningful.

Through the Cross: It can be difficult to find an age-...

May 30, 2011

For the church, this is, in fact, still Easter. Easter is not meant to be just one sunny Sunday, marked by a hearty meal and pastel hues, but it is, rather, a full season of feasting. Each one of the "Great 50 Days of Easter" ought to be marked and celebrated as Easter. We are called during...

April 21, 2011

In his ecumenical Easter letter to the heads of other Christians churches and world communions, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams outlines some of the present-day tragedies occurring around the world, but urges that "the victory is won: however terrible the conflict in the present moment...

April 6, 2010

A coordinated series of car bomb explosions in central Baghdad on April 4 may have shattered the windows and caused some structural damage to St. George's Memorial Church, but that did not deter resilient worshipers from proceeding with their Easter Day services and celebrating Jesus'...

April 6, 2010

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has used his Easter sermon to urge Christians to keep a proper sense of proportion when they feel they are experiencing opposition to their faith and remember both the physical suffering of Christian minorities in other countries and call to mind what...

March 15, 2010

Beginning with the example of the people of Haiti, who "need to practice saying Alleluia" this year so that they can celebrate Easter in the midst of grief and darkness, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori calls on Episcopalians to stretch their spiritual muscles in order to "insist on...

March 8, 2010

They're Easter eggs, and yet they're angels, movie and comic book superhero lookalikes, traditional seasonal rabbits and ducks and not-so-conventional geckos and frogs, even Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, a basketball player, a church mouse, bishops and nuns.

Decorating Easter eggs has been a...

April 12, 2009

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams delivered his Easter Day sermon at Canterbury Cathedral, reminding Christians that belief in God is about living in the reality of faith and the unselfish life, and not about opinions or philosophical proofs.

The full text of Williams' sermon is...

April 11, 2009

Referring to the earthquake that devastated the Italian town of L'Aquila in the Abruzzi region six days earlier, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori marked Easter Day here by asking whether men and women can always recognize the risen Christ.

"The Easter question for us is always...

March 31, 2009

Although Christmas is but three months past, it's time to haul out the "Jesus is the reason for the season" signs again. Between Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day (lesser religious retail holidays), the avalanche of Easter tackiness arrives to crowd store shelves and nestle next to the...

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