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Eastertide: What is it?

Updated: Apr 27, 2023

Eastertide, also known as the Easter season or Paschal season, is a special time of year for Christians around the world. It is a time to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the hope and promise of new life that it brings.

The season of Eastertide begins on Easter Sunday and lasts for 50 days, culminating on Pentecost Sunday. During this time, Christians reflect on the significance of Jesus’ resurrection and what it means for their lives.

For many Christians, Easter is the most important holiday of the year. It marks the end of the Lenten season, a time of fasting, prayer, and repentance. Easter Sunday is a time of great joy and celebration, as Christians gather to worship, sing hymns, and participate in special services and traditions.

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Throughout the Eastertide season, churches continue to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and the hope it brings. They may incorporate special readings, prayers, and songs into their regular services, and the color white is often used to symbolise the purity and joy of the season.

The resurrection of Jesus is central to the Christian faith, as it represents the ultimate victory over sin and death. It is a source of hope and inspiration for Christians, reminding them of the promise of eternal life that is available to all who believe in Jesus.

During Eastertide, Christians are called to reflect on the significance of the resurrection and what it means for their lives. It is a time for renewal and transformation, as they seek to live more fully in the light of Christ’s resurrection.

In addition to attending church services, Christians may also observe Eastertide by participating in acts of service and charity, spending time in prayer and meditation, and sharing the message of hope and new life with others.

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