Come to Easter

Item Number: 068-705-6349
Manufacturer SKU: 9780687056347

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In Come to Easter, information about the customs of the Lenten and Easter seasons is presented in a highly graphic, easy-to-access format. The book includes explanations of Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Tenebrae, and other days in Holy Week, as well as joyful symbols of Easter--the egg, Easter bunny, butterfly, and lily, and special liturgical elements such as Paschal candles.

Great for small group study.

Lent is the season in preparation for celebrating Easter-a six-week period extending from Ash Wednesday to sundown on Holy Thursday. Historically, Lent began as a period of fasting and preparation for baptism by converts and then became a time for penance by all Christians.

Somber colors such as purple or ash gray are used for paraments, stoles, and banners.

Easter is the most joyous and celebrative season of the Christian year. It focuses on Jesus' resurrection and ascension and the gift of the Holy Spirit on the first Easter.

The seasonal colors are white and gold.

Abingdon Press is an imprint of The United Methodist Publishing House, in operation since 1789. In the early 1920s, Abingdon began publishing a wide array of high-caliber academic, professional, inspirational, and life-affirming religious literature to enrich church communities across the globe. Now beginning its ninth decade, Abingdon Press has a commitment to providing the best, most effective religious publications available.

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