Links on Easter
General Resources on Easter
- Easter - ReligionFacts.com
Article explaining the name, date, history, observances and customs of Easter in various branches of Christianity.
- Easter - Encyclopaedia Britannica
Article covering the controversy over Easter's date, liturgical observances, and Easter customs.
- Why Does Easter's Date Wander? - Christian History and Biography
By Farrell Brown. Article for the April 9, 2004 newsletter explaining the dating of Easter.
- The Christian Year - Diocese of Ely
Handy calculator for finding the date of Easter in any year on the Gregorian or Julian calendar.
- St. John Chrysostom's Easter Sermon
Text of Easter sermon from the great Eastern church father, circa 400 AD.
- Seven Stanzas at Easter by John Updike
Poem for Easter, from Updike's Telephone Poles and Other Poems (1961).
- Easter - Catholic Encyclopedia
By Frederick G. Holweck. Explains the origin, history and meaning of Easter, the Mass of Easter, and popular Easter customs. 1909.
- Easter Controversy - Catholic Encyclopedia
Explains the historical controversy over the date of Easter.
Orthodox Easter (Pascha)
- The Origins of Pascha and Great Week - Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Article on the history of Easter in the Greek Orthodox Church.
Orthodox store offering Easter gifts, crosses, icons, and other Orthodox religious items.
- The Great Vigil of Easter - Hope Church
Outline of March 26, 2005 Easter vigil service at Hope Church in Michigan, part of the Reformed Church in America denomination.
- Notes for the Easter Vigil - Rev. Thomas L. Weitzel
Step-by-step Easter vigil by a Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) pastor, with a focus on making the service interesting and meaningful instead of long and boring.
- Planning for Lent and Easter - Reformed Church in America
By Carol Templeton. Suggested activities for Lent, Holy Week and Easter for the family.
- Worship Resources for Easter - United Methodist Church Board of Discipleship
Lots of articles and resources on Easter liturgy, music and activities.