Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Octave

The Resurrection of the Lord is too great of an event to celebrate for only one day.  Following the Jewish practice of celebrating the Passover for eight days (an “octave”), the early Church celebrated Easter in high gear for an entire week.

One great way for us to continue this tradition is to read a different resurrection Scripture each day of Easter week and attend the Eucharist daily during the Easter octave.   

Mon.     Mt. 28: 8-15 
Tues.    Jn. 20: 11-18 
Wed.    Lk. 24: 13-35 
Thurs.   Lk. 24: 35-48 
Fri.        Jn. 21: 1-14 
Sat.       Mk. 16: 9-15 
Sun.      Jn. 20: 19-31

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