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 tribe, and the list has been—and will continue to be—curated by the tribe. Share your own recommendations for additional resources in the Sacred Ordinary Days Facebook group 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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