- Sarah Beth Dippel
EASTER MONDAY: EASTER IS EIGHT DAYS
Updated: Apr 15, 2020
Today is the Monday within the Octave of Easter. The octave of any feast includes the seven days following the feast and the feast itself. For the Church, today is Easter, and tomorrow is Easter, and yesterday was Easter, and the next six days are Easter. Don't worry. That does not mean you are obliged to go to Mass on every day of the feast. Although, you can, virtually, of course.
God does not work within the space and time that we are bound by in this world. The Church acknowledges this, but She also sees the needs of mankind. Easter is the most significant feast in our Liturgical calendar. Easter gives all other feast days meaning. We have spent weeks preparing our hearts for the Resurrection of our Lord. To comprehend the joy of this lifegiving gift of Christ who conquers sin and death by His death and resurrection, we need more than just one day. The Easter Season will last 50 days or seven weeks, where Lent is 40 days or six weeks. Our period of rejoicing is longer than our time of penance.
Today is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice! Alleluia! #livingeaster