March 10, 2016

Celebrating the Easter Season

Posted in Christianity tagged , , , , , at 9:56 pm by Staci Hart Mauney

“The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen…” (Matthew 28:5)

Easter, unlike Thanksgiving or Independence Day, is not celebrated on a single day. Instead, the Easter season begins with Lent, a 40-day period of prayer, reflection, and penance that leads up to Easter Sunday. It represents the 40 days that Jesus spent alone in the wilderness before starting his ministry. Read the rest of this entry »