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Easter is FIFTY Days

Easter is FIFTY Days

Easter is not a day; Easter is not a week; Easter is 50 Days – 8 Sundays… concluded on the Day of Pentecost. 50 is 7×7+1 8 is the day outside time (beyond the sequence of 7); 8 is the number of those on the ark;… Facebook limits the number of days that an event… Continue Reading

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Resources for the Third Sunday of Easter

Resources for the Third Sunday of Easter

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may rejoice in sharing in Christ’s resurrection] pause O God, in Christ’s humiliation, you stooped down, and raised up the fallen world in the resurrection, grant to your faithful people a holy joy, so that those whom you have freed may delight in you eternally; through Jesus Christ… Continue Reading

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Second Sunday of Easter

Second Sunday of Easter

Let us pray (in silence) [that through the fifty days of Easter, the Risen Christ will touch and transform our lives] pause Grant, we pray, O God, [or Almighty God] that we, who share in the paschal celebrations, may, through your goodness, hold fast to them in the way we live our lives; through Jesus… Continue Reading

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Fixing Easter Day

Fixing Easter Day

An agreement has been reached to move Easter to April 1, “whatever day of the week that might happen to be”. A committee has been meeting several times a year for three years. It has had representatives from the Vatican, Eastern Orthodoxy (2 reps: Constantinople and Moscow), the Copts, Armenians, Anglicans, and The World Council… Continue Reading

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Easter Day and Season

Easter Day and Season

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may share Christ’s resurrection] pause Almighty God, through your Son Jesus Christ You overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life; grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection: who lives and… Continue Reading

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No Weeks Missing

No Weeks Missing

This year has 53 Sundays. The three-year Sunday lectionary system (after Vatican II) is organised for 53 weeks – as this year has. If there are only 52 weeks, then one week is dropped out. We stop counting the weeks when Lent begins (Ash Wednesday) and start counting again when Easter ends (The Day of… Continue Reading

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