On Easter Sunday we continue the celebration that began at the Easter Vigil. Jesus’ victory over death has set us free and given us life!
Decorate your home with flowers, make a special meal or morning treats (use this Prayer liturgy!), take a family photo to post on your social media with an Easter note to your friends and neighbors, write or tell your baptism story.
join with believers across our diocese to celebrate the resurrection of jesus with one minute of joy!
This Easter we remember the hope of Jesus’ resurrection and victory over death in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. As churches are unable to gather in person, let’s raise a hallelujah on our front porches to bring the hope of Jesus to our neighborhoods.
At noon on Easter Sunday, April 12, gather with everyone in your household outside your home and shout “Alleluia! Christ is Risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia! Alleluia!” Ring bells, make a joyful noise, and celebrate for 60 seconds! Post a picture or video of your celebration with #RaiseAHallelujah and #RaiseAHallelujahRez
Young Children’s Video
Coloring page and story summary
“Into this glorious day!”
Original painting by Resurrection artist Janice Skivington Wood, of the Resurrected Christ, 2020. (Image copyright: Church of the Resurrection)
View a traditional Sunrise Service service from our Explainer videos for Holy Week 2019.
We have finally reached the moment that we wait for anxiously during Lent and all of Holy Week: the Easter Acclamation and the Holy Noise. The celebrant exclaims to the people: “Alleluia, Christ is risen!” And the people respond: “The Lord is risen, indeed! Alleluia!”
At this time, we shout and sing and dance as we celebrate the hope given to us all those many years ago on that first Easter Sunday morning, and we rejoice in the expectation of the return of Christ in the future. This is truly the greatest moment of the entire year.
Full of the joy of the Resurrection, we traditionally then welcome candidates for baptism, and renew our own baptismal vows. (This year we will not include baptisms at our outdoor service.) We then conclude the service by celebrating the Eucharist, enjoying together the meal that makes us one with Jesus’ body and blood and unites us with the church throughout the ages. The Eucharist reminds us throughout the year of the death and resurrection of Jesus which we celebrate during Holy Week, and the first Eucharist of Easter is an especially poignant moment as it concludes our Holy Week pilgrimage.