Eastertide – a Single Joyful Feast
No matter which translation we read, as a worldwide church we celebrate God’s love for us at Easter.
- Greater love than this hath no man, when any man bestoweth his life for his friends. — 1599 Geneva Bible
- This is the very best way to love. Put your life on the line for your friends. — The Message
- Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. — English Standard Version Anglicised
- And here is how to measure it—the greatest love is shown when a person lays down his life for his friends; — Living Bible
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Eastertide is the period of fifty days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday.
It is celebrated as a single joyful feast, indeed as the “great Lord’s Day”. Each Sunday of the season is treated as a Sunday of Easter, and, after the Sunday of the Resurrection, they are named Second Sunday of Easter, Third Sunday of Easter, etc. up to the Seventh Sunday of Easter, while the whole fifty-day period concludes with Pentecost Sunday.
* During Eastertide a reading from Acts is often substituted for the lesson from the Hebrew Bible. On the Day of Pentecost, if the Old Testament passage from Genesis is chosen for the first reading, the passage from Acts is used as the second reading.