a Sunday, It's a Season Easter is not a Sunday it's a season. There
are, in fact seven Sundays of Easter. Referred to as Eastertide, it is a period
of fifty days beginnning at sundown on the eve of Easter Sunday and lasting for
six more Sundays until Pentecost.
.... Or Many? Why Eastern Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter on a
different Sunday than Protestants and Catholics. How it came to be that there
are two different dates for Easter, and what might be done about reconciling the
differences so that all Christians once again come together to celebrate the greatest
holiday in Christendom.
in the Context of the Christian Year Just as people arrange the physical
space in which they live, they also arrange time. For Christians, this process
has been worked out in a fascinating and elaborate system referred to as "the
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The Rev. Charles P. Henderson is a Presbyterian minister and
Executive Director of CrossCurrents.
He is the author of God and Science (John Knox Press, 1986).
A revised and expanded version of the book is appearing here. God and Science (Hypertext Edition,
He is also editor of a new book, featuring articles by world class scientists and theologians, and illustrating the leading views on the relationship between science and religion: Faith, Science and the Future (CrossCurrents Press, 2007).
Charles also tracks the boundry between the virtual and the real at his blog: Next World Design, focusing on the mediation of art, science and spirituality in the metaverse.