LaGrange District

 

 

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“Why does Easter seem to jump around on the calendar?” I hear it every year….

Easter timing does seem to fluctuate quite a bit. It comes in mid March sometimes, forcing Easter outfits to hide under winter coats, and in late April other times, confusing our social calendars and wreaking havoc with school events.

Here is how the date is set: Easter is always the first Sunday following the Paschal Full Moon. The name "paschal" is derived from "Pascha", a transliteration of the Greek word, which is itself a transliteration of the Hebrew pesach, both words meaning Passover. This was an attempt in the early church to assure that Easter would always be in the same season, and that there could be agreement among the churches. Easter always falls somewhere between March 22 and April 25. So, this year, it is almost as late as it will ever be.

Early or late, Easter centers our lives—not so much because of when it comes, but because it DOES come. Easter is THE changing event for all Christians, revealing God’s glory through the Son, and granting resurrection life to all who believe. Easter is actually less about time and its changes, and more about eternity for us all. Time stands still in Christ, who was and is and is to come. So my prayer this year is that Easter would be more about letting Christ change us, and less about a particular date on the calendar.

Yours in Christ,

Susan

 

 

 

 

 

District Superintendent


Susan Landry
(706) 882-3343
susan.gary.landry@ngumc.net
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Administrative Assistant

Denise Wilson
(706) 882-3343
lagr@ngumc.net

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LaGrange, GA 30240

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