Resurrection - A definition from Society of Saint John the Evangelists
Resurrection of Jesus - The Episcopal Church
Children of the Resurrections (sermon) – Br. Curtis Almquist, Saint John the Evangelist
An Easter Sunday. A Sacred Echo. Solidarity in a Small Hell of Our Own by Pádraig Ó Tuama. When you are chronically ill, there are some things to learn — you must learn to relate to your sickness, and you must learn to relate to your feelings about being sick. In the face of these two lessons, I was gutted with a raw fear in the face of the unknown.
The Goddess and the Resurrection. The themes of separation, death and resurrection were common throughout the myths of the Bronze Era, a period of time lasting from roughly 3500 BCE to 1250 BCE. And while the Goddess has pretty much been erased from all Western, modern-era religious myths and stories, She was a central figure in the resurrection stories of our past.
The Resurrection of Christ is the Hero’s Transformation. According to many scholars, including Joseph Campbell and Richard Rohr, the rise, suffering and resurrection of Jesus are all significant because they model the human journey of growth, setback, and heroic transformation.
The Broken Duality of Easter (and every day after) by Kaitlin Curtice. I know I must not be the only one who struggled to say, “Happy Easter” with a smile and a nod. I know I’m not the only doubter, the only one who is angry and overwhelmed with the stories of Jesus that just haven’t added up throughout the centuries.
The Resurrection of Jesus. What really happened on the first Easter morning? Did Jesus, in fact, rise bodily from the dead? Two eminent Christian historians have been debating that and other issues of Jesus’ life. They are N. T. Wright, dean of Lichfield Cathedral in England, and Marcus Borg of Oregon State University. Chris Roberts reports on the resurrection debate. (6:17)
The Music of Eastertide Explained. Julian Wachner, Director of Music and the Arts at Trinity Church Wall Street discusses how music choices are made during Eastertide and why the themes of the season can be meaningful for people well beyond the boundaries of the church. (3:06)
Resurrection. Claudius, a roman guard, finds himself in the middle of a cover-up regarding the tumultuous events following Christ's execution. As he investigates, he discovers that the religious leaders, the Roman government officials, and even his friends are attempting to hide something important from him. His pursuit of answers to his growing questions threatens his reputation - and even his life. (50min | 1999 | 13+).
Risen is the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Starring Joseph Fiennes and Cliff Curtis. (1h 47min | 2016 | PG-13)
The Color Purple. Each character in the story experiences their own version of a conversion experience - even the ones who do not seem redeemable. (2h 33min | 1985 | 18+)
SuperSoul Sunday: Anne Lamott. A resurrection story herself, author Anne Lamott says it's easy to thank God when life is going well. However, when times get tough, she says, feelings of anger or complete silence can also act as prayer—as long as you're trying to tell the truth of your heart. (41:55)
12 Ways to Practice Resurrection Now by Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM
25 Ways to Celebrate Life This Easter Season. The Season of Easter is about celebrating Life.
It’s about the new life that Christ brings, yes. But it’s also about celebrating the little things that bring us life each day because they, too, lead us to Life. These glimpses of the Sacred can teach us about the Divine each day if we are open to the invitation and learn to pay holy attention. You can mark the abundance of the Easter season by choosing to celebrate Life every day, transforming what often seems ordinary or goes unnoticed into a spiritual practice.
Handel's Messiah (Easter Concert) | The Tabernacle Choir & Orchestra: The Prophecy and Nativity (Part I), Christ’s Suffering and Death (Part II), Affirmation of Faith and Glimpse of Revelation (Part III). This musical masterpiece by George Frideric Handel, first performed in the spring of 1742, has become one of the world’s most beloved musical works. To celebrate the Easter Season, The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will present Handel’s beloved oratorio Messiah. This Messiah tradition continues to be a wonderful way to celebrate the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Christ with people all over the world. (02:27) Learn more: The Glorious History of Handel’s Messiah
At the Heart of Easter Sunday Is a Woman by Norman Allen. The Easter story doesn’t revolve around crucifixion, an empty tomb, or even the glory of a resurrected spirit. It revolves around Mary Magdalene. (3min)
Easter Homily: Everything Will Be Alright in the End, Homily by Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM (11:00)
“The Resurrection Journey” from Richard Rohr’s book The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe is the focus of this conversation.
Restoring the Senses: Gardening and Orthodox Easter. Vigen Guroian is an Armenian Orthodox theologian who experiences Easter as a call to our senses. He is passionate about the meaning of grand ideas like incarnation, death, and eternity as revealed in life and in his garden. A professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia, he also tends a large perennial and vegetable garden at his home in central Virginia. This hour, we take in the religious discoveries he makes there. (51 min)
Easter Music. Western Christians are celebrating Holy Week and Easter, their most sacred time of the year. In the many special services and observances that take place during Holy Week, music plays a crucial role in setting the mood of the worship and in helping to convey the Easter message. (09:03)
An Easter Hallelujah written by Kelley Mooney
Pray and Reflect
D365. As you read the thoughts of the writers, think about your own response to the scripture for the day. Let the writer’s words serve as background for your own conversation with God.
Daily Prayers by Forward Movement
Easter Blessing by David Whyte (a poem)
Easter Sunday: A Blessing for the Rising by Jan Richardson
Wendell Berry Reads: The Contrariness of the Mad Farmer
Easter Sunday: Seen by Jan Richardson. This day, what will we allow ourselves to see: of Christ, of ourselves? How would it be to know ourselves as he does, to see ourselves as he sees us, to know that the risen Christ speaks our name, too, and releases us to tell what we have seen? What will you proclaim as you leave the empty tomb this day?
ICON: Mary Magdalene Announces the Resurrection to the Apostles (John 20:18; Mark 16:9-10). A column divides the scene into unequal parts, with Mary Magdalen in profile isolated commandingly in her own rectangle while the eleven apostles crowd together under an arch. Mary is telling the disciples that she has seen the risen Lord (John 20:18). The apostles look amazed, clutching books and raising their hands.
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