Category Archives: Christian Season of Easter

 We arrive, through the narrow gate of Holy Week, at the day andthe season we celebrate with surprise and joy the resurrection of Jesus, the Christ, our Lord and Saviour.  This is the highest holy dayof our Christian year without which there would be no other celebrationsand no hope.  The resurrection is given not only its own feast day buta fifty day season, the longest in the calendar (and each Sunday throughoutthe year is considered a mini celebration of Jesus’ resurrection, which is whythe Sundays in Lent are not included in the forty day fast).   Clearly the resurrection is the crux of our life of faith.  Getting clearer aboutwhat Christian belief is regarding the resurrection is an important task for usas it directly impacts how we live and the nurture of our children.  To thisend we recommend the following resources:Evil and the Justice of God  by N.T. Wright (IVP Books, 2006)Surprised by HOPE: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the           Mission of the Church  by N.T. Wright (HarperOne, 2008)Rev. Dr. Edwin Searcy’s Easter Vigil sermon which can be found at   

Celebrating Easter Sunday

The day to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus is our highest holy day. We celebrate this day in a number of ways in our home. The table that has been Golgotha and then the tomb on Good Friday and Holy … Continue reading

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Candle Lighting – Easter Sunday

Light the new Christ candle.   Question:   Why do we light this candle? Response:    We light this candle because Christ is risen!  He is risen indeed!   Read:    John 20: 1-18   Pray:     You, our … Continue reading

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