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"Let The River Run"
Acrylic, watercolor, and ink on Japanese calligraphy paper and Korean mulberry paper
Young-Ly Chandra (https://www.instagram.com/artruach/) , Brehm Residency Artist, 2021

“Easter is the resurrection feast that cannot possibly be contained in only one day.” — Laura McClain

Did you know that Easter is a season? Although we have largely lost the celebration of Eastertide in the American church, the fifty-day (yes, you read that right) celebration of Christ’s resurrection was celebrated even earlier than our modern-day Holy Week services. For those who mark the forty-day season of Lent, preparing our hearts to walk closely with Christ to the cross, an even longer celebration seems fitting in light of Christ’s glorious resurrection!

The curtain to the temple was torn. Death has been swallowed up by Life—permanently. How could we possibly fit a suitable celebration in one day? So friends, we are currently just at the very beginning of Easter.

With this in mind, how can we celebrate fully? When I lived in Boston, our church had parties every week of Eastertide—hosted at different homes each week. Although COVID may not quite yet allow this kind of gathering, I’d encourage you to find other ways to mark the season. Read through the surprising, marvelous, and hope-filled post resurrection accounts in the Gospels. Plant a garden. Enjoy a special bottle of wine. Cook your favorite meal on an ordinary evening. Host a small, safe (but super-celebratory) gathering of friends. Look at, listen to, or watch good art. Learn something new. Slow down, and be in your body. After all, Jesus is still in his!

Below are a few resources to get you started. Click on each square image to explore.

You are a part of God’s great Resurrection Story. Allow your heart to burn within you, as it did when the disciples talked to Jesus on the road Emmaus, on this fifty-day journey of Eastertide.

He is Risen!
Shannon Sigler
Brehm Center Executive Director




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