Easter Lily

The 50 days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost mark the most important time in the liturgical year. In fact, according the USCCB, the days that make up the Easter season are celebrated as one long feast day. During this time we are called to proclaim "Alleluia!" and celebrate Christ's victory over death in a special way. Here are 5 ways you can keep celebrating Easter:

Catholic Classroom: What does Passover tell us about Easter?
Question: What does Passover tell us about Easter?

We know from the Bible that there is a temporal connection between Passover and Easter—Jesus’ Passion takes place right after he eats the Passover meal with his disciples. But this timing is more than just a coincidence. Jesus’ Passion, death, and resurrection is actually the fulfillment of the Passover.

Catholic Classroom: What is the significance of the Paschal candle?
Question: What is the significance of the Paschal candle?


In the Book of Revelation, St. John writes,

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of Heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. (Revelation 21:1-2)


Below is the full text of Pope Francis' Easter Blessing (thanks to Vatican News):

Dear Brothers and Sisters, a Happy and Holy Easter!