Christ is Risen! Alleluia, alleluia!
The crucified Jesus has risen from the dead, and is the effective savior of the world. Our faith as disciples hinges completely on the reality of the resurrection. It is the source of our joy, it is the source of our hope, it is the very thing that we proclaim as disciples, and without it there is no gospel to proclaim. Because of the resurrection we can joyfully announce that Jesus destroyed sin on the cross, and conquered death for us all when he rose from the dead.
What is the date of Easter based on?
Did you know that the Easter date is movable and always falls on a Sunday between March 22 and April 25? The date of Easter in the Roman Catholic Church is always on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox.
Did you know Easter is more than just one day?
Following Easter Sunday, the season of Easter begins and lasts for seven weeks, ending with Pentecost (May 20). Pentecost, which means 'the fiftieth' (50th) in Greek, celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles.
Read Acts for Easter
Want to join others this Easter season celebrating with and learning from the first disciples? Consider spending the Easter season with others at St. B's by reading through the book of Acts (see a reading outline below; click here for reflections and questions). Join us and follow the journey here or through social media. Our hope is that together we can grow in community, faith, and willingness to spread God's love to the ends of the Earth!
"Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your Love. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created and You shall renew the face of the Earth."
|Book of Acts 7-Week Reading Plan and Maps|
|Week||Dates||Chapters in Acts||Map Links - courtesy of Free Bible images|
|Week 1||April 1-7||Acts 1:1—2:13||How the Gospel spread after Pentecost - Slide 2|
|Week 2||April 8-14||Acts 2:14—8:3||Where believers scattered to after Stephen's death - Slide 3|
|Week 3||April 15-21||Acts 8:4—9:43||Peter's Journey's - Slide 5|
|Week 4||April 22-28||Acts 10:1—15:35||Paul's First Missionary Journey - Slide 3|
|Week 5||April 29-May 5||Acts 15:36—18:22||Paul's Second Missionary Journey - Slide 4|
|Week 6||May 6-May 12||Acts 18:23—23:35||Paul's Third Missionary Journey - Slide 5|
|Week 7||May 13-19||Acts 24:1—28:31||Paul's Journey to Rome and Letters to Early Churches - Slide 6, 7 & 8|
Read Acts with your C2C small group, or with a friend, or on your own. Share your reflections through one of our social media sites below.