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All You Need to Know and More About Christianity's Greatest Holiday

Easter: the History, Date, and Contemporary Meaning
The origins, history, date and contemporary meaning of Christianity's most important holiday.

Prayers and Readings for Easter

Easter Music

Easter Recipes

Easter: Not 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.

One Easter .... 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.

Sermons for the Season of Easter

Resurrection Stories
The resurrection is perhaps best understood in relationship to the events happening in the world all around us, even within us and through us.

Courage for the living of these days
In a resurrection appearance to the disciples near the sea of Galilee, Jesus sets an example ... by cooking some fish for his friends.

The Reality of the Resurrection
It's not about bunnies, lillies, or eggs. It's about what's happening in your life now. If not, then it can't be real.

An Illuminated Easter
The Easter story as told by stained glass artists in some of the most beautiful churches of Europe and North America

The Easter Story as told by the world's greatest artists
As exhibited in galleries around the world.

The Easter Story According to Matthew and John
These texts are read in churches around the world on Easter Sunday. They are the unique and original accounts of the resurrection as witnessed by Christ's closest disciples.

Easter 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 liturgical year."

Charles Henderson

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The Rev. Charles P. Henderson is a Presbyterian minister and author of Faith, Science and the Future, published in 1994 by CrossCurrents Press. He is also the author of God and Science (John Knox / Westminster, 1986) which he is now rewriting to incorporate more recent developments in the conversation taking place between scientists and theologians. He has also written widely for such publications as The New York Times, The Nation, Commonweal, The Christian Century and others.

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