Eastertide is the fifth season of the Christian calendar year. It is a 50-day period that gives us time to rejoice and experience what it means when we say Christ is risen. It’s the season when we remember how we are, according to the liturgy, “incorporated into Christ’s mighty acts of salvation.” As “Easter people,” we also celebrate and ponder the birth of the Church and gifts of the Spirit (Pentecost), and how we are to live as faithful disciples of Christ.
The color of the season is white which represents purity. The symbols of the season are butterflies, the cross and eggs. The life cycle of a butterfly is a symbol of eternal life. While in its cocoon, it changes and emerges in a new and beautiful form (1 Corinthians 15:53,54). The cross is a symbol of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. Jesus’ resurrection is his victory over the power of sin and death (Romans 3:25,26). Eggs represent the new life that returns to nature during the spring. Christians also view it as a reminder of the tomb from which Jesus Christ arose (Luke 24:1-4).
BIBLE STUDY CLASSES
This lectionary-based Bible Study led by Rev. Hill is on Wenesdays at 12 noon. The class is open to newcomers and those with little or no previous knowledge of the Bible. Class resumes on Wednesday, May 3.
Wednesday evenings during Lent at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel followed by quiet meditation.
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