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Mission and Ministry
The Easter Lily commemorates the resurrection of Christ and is believed to appear in the Garden of Gethsemane after Christ’s suffering. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: Why is the Easter season 50 days long?

Ever wonder why Easter is 50 days long? In this Ask The UMC question, explore the reason behind the length of the Easter season.
Theology and Education
A wreath and draped cross symbolize the crucifixion of Christ during Good Friday service. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: How do we understand the timing of the Great 3 Days?

The timing of the events of Holy Week have been understood by Christians since at least the third century.
Local Church
Oil painting "The Doubting Thomas" by Leendert van der Cooghen (1632-1681).

Seeking Proof: This Doubter’s Guide to Understanding Easter

"If you wish me to live according to a book written centuries ago, the bar to hurdle my raised eyebrow is set rather high."