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Dear friends in Christ: On this most holy night, in which our Lord Jesus passed over from death to life, the Church invites her members, dispersed throughout the world, to gather in vigil and prayer. For this is the Passover of the Lord, in which, by hearing his Word and celebrating his Sacraments, we share in his victory over death.
We says these words at the Great Vigil of Easter on Easter Eve, gathered in darkness. As Lent comes to an end, we mark the amazing, universe-changing transition of Easter. We shout out our alleluias. We come back the next morning, and we do it again.
Alas, our enthusiasm too often seems to wane. We forget how amazing Easter really is.
Mother Laurie Brock had a vision for this website in 2013. She worked with Forward Movement and a number of authors to provide daily reflections for the whole season of Easter. For several years, 50days.org was one place on the internet where Easter enthusiasm did not wane.
This year, we are offering a collection of reflections from a group of authors, clergy and lay, many of whom write for Grow Christians. Each day offers something to savor. Musical Monday will feature an Easter hymn. Throwback Thursday will have an ancient offering from our church. We hope you will return each day — and considering signing up for email notifications of each new post — to read, reflect, and celebrate Easter.
Thanks for coming along for the joyous ride. If you’re inspired, please share these posts on social media. Start a conversation. Say a prayer. Share some joy. Offer a word of hope. Proclaim the astounding Good News that Jesus Christ has triumphed.