The Word Among Us

April/May 2010 Issue

Seven Weeks of Easter

Fifty Ways to Keep the Joy Alive

Seven Weeks of Easter: Fifty Ways to Keep the Joy Alive

Easter is the most important feast of the Christian year—so important that the church sets aside a full fifty days to celebrate Jesus’ victory over sin and death. Not many of us are used to sustaining an "Easter spirit" of celebration all the way to Pentecost, though, so here are fifty easy suggestions. Don’t try to do them all! Each week, just pick a few ideas that work for you and your family. You’ll be rejoicing long after the last jelly bean is gone.

1. Light a special candle during meals to recall the light of Christ. 2. Every day, read together from the Easter story: Matthew 28;...

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