YES to Easter – St C’s Campaign for a Real Eastertide!

Light in the darkness. Candles burning at Our Lady's Statue at the end of Maria Consolata on Easter Day

The Easter Season lasts 50 days. Significantly it is 10 days longer than the season of preparation for Easter – Lent.

Now, in Lent some of the things we do are consider our lifestyle (what we are ‘giving up’),  deepen our faith and prayer (what extras we will take on in church) and think about our beliefs (what we will read).

So what about EASTER?

How will we keep the glorious fifty days of celebration for the Resurrection of Our Lord? This was the question Fr Ian invited us to consider at the end of Mass on Easter day.

Easter is a season of glory, a time to broaden horizons of faith and life, to share our joy, to be open to prayer, silence and wonder. The Easter season finishes on Pentecost Sunday (this year on May 27th).

In this glorious season our worship is of great praise and joy. Each Sunday in Easter we are having High Mass at 11am on Sundays, and Benediction on Sunday evenings at 5pm. We’re also having social gatherings to strengthen us as a community of the Resurrection.

And what about food? – well we began on Easter day with a splendid shared meal after the Vigil service, and wonderful Easter cakes after our Benediction and Maria Consolata on Easter day evening. We’ll be exploring more Easter foods as the season continues.

At weekday worship we are having short reflections about Easter faith – a thought on a piece of poetry, prose, music or art.

And we’re also having events and other suggestions to show our generosity and to enlarge our faith and vision – more about those later.

We encourage you to observe the 50 days in style.

Join with us at St Chrysostom’s to say YES to the 50 days of Easter!


About stchrysostoms

St Chrysostom’s is an Anglican (Church of England) parish church in Manchester, UK. We’re an inclusive, diverse and welcoming faith community rejoicing in our Anglo Catholic tradition, where people of many differing backgrounds make friends. Find our Facebook group at
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1 Response to YES to Easter – St C’s Campaign for a Real Eastertide!

  1. amberleyparish says:

    Reblogged this on amberleyanglican and commented:
    This parish in Manchester has provided a list of things we can do to help spread the joy of Eastertide for the fully 50 days.

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