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Eastern Orthodox Easter

Easter: They’re Celebrating on May Day …. did they get caught in a time warp? If you happen to see people dressed in Easter finery, headed off to church on Sunday, May 1st, several  weeks after you thought Easter had passed, please don’t think they’ve lost their sense of time. There is a very significant group of […]


Easter Music

Another great feature of Easter is the music.  Both in church and at home.  Here are some of the best collections of Easter music to brighten your home during the season …. and beyond. Easter Music: Classical Easter Music: Popular


Easter in Stained Glass

One of the most inspiring art forms available to the public without charge are the stained glass windows found in churches around the world. These are often found in buildings that are themselves worth visiting.  Neil Ralley’s collection of photographs, available online, makes the perfect starting point for an exploration of this medium.  We have […]


Re-Imagining Lent

Lent is the period of 40 days leading to Easter. It is one of the “pentitential” seasons. Modern day Christians are not exactly electrified by a season so long or so serious. But for this very reason, a rediscovery of what this season means may be exactly what the doctor ordered. The Science of Repentance […]


Easter Blend

Last Christmas, some Christians were outraged when Starbucks removed reindeer and ornaments from its holiday coffee cups.  They accused the coffee giant of launching a new front on the “war on Christmas.”  We noticed, however, that unlike other businesses, the company did call its seasonal coffee, “Christmas Blend,” not shying away from the religious terminology. The […]


What is the date of Easter 2016?

The date of Easter in 2016 is March 27 for most Protestants and Catholics. This year for Eastern Orthodox Christians it is May 1st. For an explanation of how the date of Easter is calculated and the date of Easter in future years, continue reading. For a calculator that will help you find the date […]


Easter Recipes

One of the most inviting aspects of Easter is the chance to get together with family after church to share love around a great meal.  But you may want to refresh your recipe collection for the occasion. Here are some great Easter cook books.  Easter Recipes


Prayers and Readings for Easter

Whether you celebrate in church or at home, you might find these prayers and readings helpful.  Check them out now!


What is the Date of Easter in 2015

The date of Easter in 2015 is April 5th for most Protestants and Catholics. This year for Eastern Orthodox Christians it is April 12. For an explanation of how the date of Easter is calculated and the date of Easter in future years, continue reading. For a calculator that will help you find the date of […]


Easter’s Pagan Roots

Is Easter a Pagan Holiday? And, if so, does it matter?