Easter

Theology and Education
Claudia Teli N'guessan sings during worship at Temple Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Man, Côte d'Ivoire, in this 2015 file photo. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Ask The UMC: When is Easter over? What comes next?

For Christians, Easter is a season of 50 days. The original purpose of the Easter season was to continue the formation of new Christians in the faith.
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.
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: If Jesus died on Friday and rose on Sunday, how do we understand three days?

The timing of the events of Holy Week have been understood by Christians since at least the third century.
Crowds waving palm branches process through the streets of Port-Bouët, Cote d'Ivoire on Palm Sunday 2015. A man portrays Jesus Christ riding on a donkey. This joyful scene is repeated all over the country by Ivorian United Methodists and Catholics.

About 200 join Palm Sunday procession in Côte d’Ivoire

About 200 people processed to Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Port-Bouët on Palm Sunday, including a man who portrayed Jesus riding on a donkey.

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