Celebrate the 50 days

Alleluia! Christ is Risen

Easter isn’t just one day – it’s a season of 50 days Campaign for a real Eastertide!

Christians make a lot of Lent – giving up things, fasting, praying, and other worthy things – some of them good, some of them pretty heavy going. Lent is a season of 40 days to get ready for Easter, and Easter is a season of joy and celebration and it’s 50 days. (Easter Day to Pentecost Sunday).

Easter C at Altar

Easter candle burning on Easter day

We love the Easter Season at St Chrysostom’s. We are a welcoming church which loves to celebrate richly, and Easter season is the time to do that. Our great Easter Candle (and it is big!) is placed right at the front of the Church throughout Easter, our Easter flowers are  lovely, our liturgies resonate with Alleluias.

And more… We don’t want our Easter joy to be confined to a church building. As Easter People we want to live out our Easter faith. So at St Chrysostom’s this year we’ve a special outreach initiative – Sharing the Light. We campaign for a Real Eastertide! We look for ways to explore the beauty and joy of this special season, and show ourselves ourselves and others that we are an Easter people.

So we campaign for a real Eastertide! We invite you to make this wonderful season special for yourself and others. We’ve lots of ideas as to how to celebrate Easter.

 

Why not take some of them up or make some of your own?

Click here: 50-days-ideas for this year’s list of ideas for the 50 days.

And our Easter Chapel in Church is there for the 50 days. Why not visit?

Have you more ideas? We’d love you to contribute them here by adding a comment, or join the discussion in our Church Facebook Group.

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About stchrysostoms

St Chrysostom’s is an Anglican (Church of England) parish church in Manchester. We’re an inclusive, diverse and welcoming faith community where people of differing backgrounds make friends. Find our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2364267899/
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One Response to Celebrate the 50 days

  1. jimfriedrich says:

    A worthy campaign. The season is wasted if we return too soon to ordinary time. I would add to the list acts of justice, compassion and forgiveness, as well as actions to preserve or restore the local environment (the whole creation is groaning, etc.), making Resurrection shine forth beyond our personal lives. And the liturgies of the season might add special touches, such as asperges at every eucharist as everyone sings the Easter Troparion, or doing the gospel narratives in storytelling or dramatized versions.

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