Eastertide

Eastertide is the season that begins with the Resurrection and continues to Pentecost, fifty days later. It is, in the words of Joan Chittister, “a period of unmitigated celebration”. During this season we celebrate Jesus’ victory over sin and death. God’s plan for our salvation is fulfilled through the death and resurrection of his Son and, throughout Eastertide we are filled with the certainty that we are raised to new life along with him. “For the early Christians – and for us now – it is a matter only of allowing the Spirit to transform us so that our life and the life of Christ do finally merge, do really melt into one another, do truly become one, are united both here and hereafter.”

quotes from The Liturgical Year by Joan Chittister