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Posted on March 28, 2016 11:41

What a blessed Holy Week and Glorious Easter Day at Saint Stephen’s! But guess what? It is not over! Let us not forget that EVERY Sunday of the year is a celebration of Our Lord’s Resurrection!

Easter Day is the greatest of all Church Festivals and commemorates Our Lord Rising again from the dead. The most splendid music and ceremonial are generally associated with this day of the Church’s Triumph. The weekdays following Easter Day are likewise specially observed, as are the 40 days before Ascension, this time being called Eastertide.

I suggest using the beautiful Easter Sequence throughout the Octave. It can be found on page 162 of the Prayer Book and is a beautiful summary of what the Easter season is all about.