Beyond Easter Sunday

Did you know that Easter is not merely one day but an entire season? It’s true! Eastertide or the Easter season stretches for 50 days, from Easter Sunday to Pentecost (when the Holy Spirit descends upon the apostles). This Easter season is marked by the joyful celebration of Christ’s resurrection and the Church as witness to the Resurrection. Notice that the Sunday readings change during this season; the Old Testament reading is replaced by stories of the earliest disciples evangelizing in the Acts of the Apostles. In the car on the way home from Mass this Sunday, talk about the reading from Acts and how we are still called to witness to the Resurrection more than 2,000 years later!

This article comes to you from Take Out (Our Sunday Visitor) courtesy of your parish or diocese.

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