Time of Easter, A

THE TIME OF EASTER

Year A

ABOUT THIS RESOURCE

From Christian Worship: Manual: “By the second century, the feast of Easter had developed as an annual commemoration. The festival day was soon preceded by a time of fasting in preparation for the celebration followed by a fifty-day season of rejoicing concluded by Pentecost.” The earliest origins of the church year as we have come to know it include the remembrance of Christ’s resurrection (Easter), the season of preparation that came before it (Lent), and the seven-week joyful celebration that followed it (Eastertide). This resource is shared as one way in which the connection and progression from Ash Wednesday to Ascension can be seen by God’s people. Please note that several themes are given further explanation.

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Rev. Jonathan P. Bauer

Jonathan Bauer serves at Good News Lutheran Church, Mount Horeb, Wisconsin.

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