IT isn't every day that you are forced to rearrange your nephew's 18th birthday party, cancel a golfing weekend with your mates, offer to spend Christmas with your wonderful in-laws down in Southampton and even swap an Eastertide
Mediterranean cruise for five days in sunny Brighton (& Hove).
He's been with me ever since, especially when the spring arrives: Loveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough, And stands about the woodland ride Wearing white for Eastertide
, with its message of renewed life, gives us time to contemplate such questions, though the answers might still be elusive.
Easter is followed by a 50-day period, called Eastertide
or the Easter Season which ends with Pentecost Sunday.
We are approaching Eastertide
, and I have just turned sixty-nine.
There are many traditions that mark Eastertide
, a span of seven weeks between Easter and Pentecost.
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TWEET OF THE DAY "And now, a religious message for Eastertide
All these the Ash Wednesday preacher should exhort to participate as vigorously as possible in their respective meetings and activities, as well as the sacrament of penance, during the Lenten 40 days so as to be optimally disposed to the graced events coming for them in Eastertide
, Pope Benedict XVI said Christians recall this freedom, first in the exodus of the people of Israel from Egypt, and ultimately in recalling the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, which bought every human person freedom from sin and guilt.
Pity they couldn't have programmed it at Eastertide
(Bach gets in the way), but this will be a performance which will be so special in so many ways, and with so many resonances.
At long last there is hope of reunification, and for the first time in 40 years, churches in the south were packed this Eastertide
with a majority of worshippers praying openly for a Cyprob solution.