Alleluia!  Christ is Risen!

We celebrated resurrection day on April 21st.  This was the first day of the Easter Season.  Just like Christmas, Easter is not a single day but a much longer time of celebration.  The Easter season starts on Resurrection Day and goes for forty days until Ascension Day when the risen Lord ascends to heaven and commissions his Disciples to continue his ministry.  Ten days later, we celebrate the feast of Pentecost (hint, pente means 50) when the Holy Spirit descends on the believers at Jerusalem.  We call it the birthday of the church.  This year Pentecost falls on Sunday June 9th.

Christians are “an Easter people”.  This is because we live in the continuous hope and promise of the resurrection.  Death and misery do not have the last word.  For the people of God there is always life, joy, hope, peace and love.

Happy Easter!!