Easter

Local Church
Three crosses stand above the cemetery at Israel United Methodist Church near Montrose, W.Va. This year, United Methodist churches are having to show extra creativity in observing Easter and all of Holy Week because of closed buildings and other restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Churches improvise as different Holy Week looms

With COVID-19 restrictions in place, United Methodists will gather online for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter, keeping the faith in ways old and new.
Theology and Education
Lent is a journey of preparation for following the way of Jesus. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: What is Lent and why does it last forty days?

Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday.
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
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, UM News.

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

For Christians, Easter is a season of 50 days. Originally the Easter season was to continue forming new Christians in the faith. Ask The UMC explains more.

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