For the early church, Easter was more than the time of year to remember Christ’s victory over death. It was a time to welcome new people into the body, and a time to remember why, embattled as they were, they had hope. For those of us living post-Constantine, it launches us into the rest of the church year, reminding us of the joy that compels us to worship Him.
-Lindsay Marshall, Let Us Keep the Feast: Holy Week and Easter
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