Solemnity of Easter
Easter Sunday celebrates the Lord’s resurrection from the dead and his victory over death. Easter Sunday is the greatest of all Sundays.
The word “Easter” comes from Old English, meaning simply the “East.” The sun which rises in the East, bringing light, warmth, and hope, is a symbol for the Christian of the rising Christ, who is the true Light of the world. The Paschal Candle used during the Easter Vigil is a central symbol of this divine light, which is Christ. It is kept near the ambo throughout Easter Time and lit for all liturgical celebrations. (Source: USCCB)
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