The day we often refer to as Easter is only the beginning. Easter is not a day; it is a season of fifty days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost. In contrast to the fast of Lent, Easter is a season of feasting. A celebration and time in which we focus on Christ risen among us and the new life he has won for us to put on.
Easter is a time when we are called to remember that we are raised to new life, just as Jesus was raised to walk out of the tomb after three days. As we enter each day of the 50 days of Easter, may we do so conscious of our new lives as daughters and sons of God; full of God’s Spirit, we are privileged to reveal love, mercy, grace, goodness, peace, patience, and many other good things toward all God has made. This is why we rejoice!
A Prayer for Us During Easter
O God, who for our redemption gave your only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
[Contemporary Collect for Easter Day, The Book of Common Prayer]