About the Site
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.
For Easter 2021, we’re doing this a bit differently. Father Scott Gunn will be writing 50 reflections for the season of Easter. We hope you will return each day — and considering signing up for email notifications of each new post — to read, reflect, and celebrate Easter.
Most days, the reflections are rooted in the assigned scripture readings of the Episcopal Church. Weekday readings come from the Book of Common Prayer for the first week of Easter and Lesser Feasts & Fasts 2006 after that. Sunday readings come from the Revised Common Lectionary (chosen from among years A, B, or C). To mix things up a bit, Musical Mondays are based on an Easter anthem or hymn. Throwback Thursdays offer reflections on some of the writings of church leaders of the first few centuries.
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.