Easter is the pinnacle of the liturgical year. On this day, we celebrate the resurrection of Christ from the grave. This event that forms the foundation of our faith invites us to deepen our belief in the mysterious paradox that life follows death. In theological terms, this is called the paschal mystery.
The broader season of Easter, or Eastertide, lasts fifty days. During that time, we also observe Jesus’ ascension into heaven and the giving of the Holy Spirit to the church on the Day of Pentecost, which marks the end of the season.
—Jenn Giles Kemper
Below, you'll find an ever-growing collection of resources to help you deepen your experience of the season. Many of them were created by members of the Sacred Ordinary Days community of kindreds, and the list has been—and will continue to be—curated by our kindreds. Share your own recommendations for additional resources on the Sacred Ordinary Days Facebook page to have them added here.
Stages on the Way: Worship Resources for Lent, Holy Week, and Easter by John L. Bell and Wild Goose Worship Group
The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale by Angela Elwell Hunt
Lent and Easter Wisdom from Henri J. M. Nouwen
Circle of Grace: A Book of Blessings for the Seasons by Jan Richardson
Eastertide: Prayers for Lent through Easter from the Divine Hours by Phyllis Tickle
All Shall Be Well: Readings for Lent and Easter by Various
Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter by Various
Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season by Various
Wiggles's Easter Journey by Jamie Lynn Walters
Peter's First Easter by Walter Wangerin Jr.
S1 | E9 : Holy Week + Easter + Prayer with Jenn Giles Kemper and Lacy Clark Ellman on the Sacred Ordinary Days podcast
S1 | E10 : Eastertide + Celebration with Jenn Giles Kemper and Lacy Clark Ellman on the Sacred Ordinary Days podcast
S1 | E11 : Eastertide + Sabbath with Jenn Giles Kemper and Lacy Clark Ellman on the Sacred Ordinary Days podcast
Sandy Tales: Good Friday and Easter
Liturgical Meditations | Eastertide by Fuller Studio
Making Room in the Basket for the Easter Story by Regina Walton at Grow Christians
A Family Easter Vigil: Refocusing the Holiday on Jesus by Heather Walker Peterson at Humane Pursuits
Easter Sunday/Resurrection Day + Eastertide by Abby Perry at Joy Woven Deep
Easter Is the New Christmas by Leah Slawson
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