Yes, you read that right.
And no this is not an old issue of Genuflect.
I know Easter Sunday has come and gone.
But Easter has just begun!
While most people are done celebrating the resurrection of our Lord, we Catholics are just getting started.
In fact, we’ve got 39 more days to go in the Easter season … in the Eastertide.
39 more days to celebrate the joy … in our hearts and in our lives.
This week’s issue of Genuflect covers what Eastertide is, why we celebrate for 50 days, and more importantly, how we can continue the Easter joy in our hearts until Pentecost.
Have a blessed Easter season!
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Easter this year is April 21, but our celebration of what has been called the greatest event in the history of the world does not begin on Easter Sunday. We do not begin our honoring the death and resurrection of Jesus on that day and we do not stop celebrating on that day. Here’s what you need to know about the Eastertide.
For many, Easter is simply the weekend that begins with Good Friday and ends with Resurrection Sunday. It is often forgotten, however, that the full Easter period begins with Resurrection Sunday and ends on Pentecost Sunday, lasting 50 days in total. Here is an infographic that explains all the celebrations of the Easter season.
We are now in the Easter Season, when we reveal to the world why our faith is not merely a superstition, but a lived reality. In other seasons of the Church liturgical calendar, we know what to do. We fast for Lent, we put out an Advent wreath and the crèche in preparation for Christmas. There are holidays and holy days which help us journey through ordinary time, so what are we to do in this time between Easter and Pentecost? Here’s what.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday begins the joyful period of the 50 days of Eastertide in the Catholic Church. During Eastertide, the faithful are called to be exuberant and show gratitude to the Lord since he selflessly died on the cross. Here are five ways to celebrate the 50 days of Easter.
The Season of Easter is about celebrating Life. It’s about the new life that Christ brings, yes. But it’s also about celebrating the little things that bring us life each day because they, too, lead us to Life. Here are 25 ways to celebrate life this Easter season.
There is one thing that Jesus always asks us to do, but practically begs us to do during Easter.
He doesn’t say to celebrate his Resurrection or remember his Resurrection or depict his Resurrection — though I’m sure he appreciates all three. This is the one thing he asks us to do.
We celebrate the joys of the season well past Easter Sunday. Our ancestors found great symbolic meaning in these 50 days of Easter. Here are some of them.
The Old Testament has (almost) never been read at the Eucharist during the Easter season. Here’s who started this practice and why.
All of us want, like Thomas did, physical proof of God’s presence in our lives. God is being revealed to us every moment of the days. Here’s how to use the Daily Examen to look not at the kind of dramatic revelation that Thomas had of the Risen Christ, but on the somewhat quieter moments of revelation in our lives.
Want to learn how to be a perfect worker and provider in things physical and spiritual? Look to St. Joseph beginning May 1. Here’s how and why this feast day came to be celebrated on May 1.
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