Christ the Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia!
Our Easter celebration on March 27th initiated the Christian season of Eastertide that continues to May 14th. Easter is the oldest Christian celebration. Jesus was raised on a Sunday and the following Sundays were celebrated as little Easters. Eventually the day of worship changed from the Sabbath (Saturday) to the Lord’s Day (Sunday). The time to celebrate Easter was set by the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. The appropriate color for altar paraments and liturgical vestments during Eastertide is white. White is the color of celebration and it reminds us of the purity of Jesus’ sinless nature and of the hope of new life that we find in his victory over death. Eastertide is a great time to invite a friend or neighbor who is spiritually searching to attend church with you.