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.
- 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. Learn more here.
- Following Easter Sunday, the season of Easter begins and lasts for seven weeks, ending with Pentecost (June 9). 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!
|Book of Acts 7-Week Reading Plan and Maps - click here for weekly reflections and questions|
|Week||Dates||Chapters in Acts||Map Links - courtesy of Free Bible images|
|Week 1||April 22||Acts 1:1—2:13||How the Gospel spread after Pentecost - Slide 2|
|Week 2||April 29||Acts 2:14—8:3||Where believers scattered to after Stephen's death - Slide 3|
|Week 3||May 6||Acts 8:4—9:43||Peter's Journey's - Slide 5|
|Week 4||May 13||Acts 10:1—15:35||Paul's First Missionary Journey - Slide 3|
|Week 5||May 20||Acts 15:36—18:22||Paul's Second Missionary Journey - Slide 4|
|Week 6||May 27||Acts 18:23—23:35||Paul's Third Missionary Journey - Slide 5|
|Week 7||June 3||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.
What are other ways to journey through Easter?
There are so many ways to have the best Lent ever - devote ourselves to seeking the Lord in prayer and reading Scripture, to service by giving alms, and to sacrifice self-control through fasting. Explore the resources below and find some that work for you and the whole family.
- FORMED Resources - Videos, movies, podcasts and more from FORMED for the whole family
- Resources from the USCCB - including prayers, videos, an interactive Lenten calendar and more