All About Easter
Easter, one of the most important holidays in Christianity, celebrates the central event of the Christian faith: the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion. This event is significant to Christians because, through his death and resurrection, Jesus suffered for the sins of the world, yet was able to overcome death.
Easter is observed on the first Sunday after the full moon that occurs on or after the vernal equinox (the first day of spring). According to the Bible, the events of the crucifixion and resurrection occurred during the Jewish Passover, a springtime celebration. Easter is preceded by Lent, a 40-day period of fasting and repentance that begins on Ash Wednesday. The Sunday before Easter is Palm Sunday, the day that Jesus arrived in Jerusalem. The week before Easter is called Holy Week.
During Holy Week, Christians observe Maundy Thursday, when the Last Supper with Jesus and his disciples took place; and Good Friday, the day of the crucifixion. The resurrection is then celebrated on Easter Sunday.
At Bay Village, we will hold our annual Good Friday communion at our vespers service on Friday, April 18, at 3:30 p.m. On Easter morning, join us for our annual sunrise service on the rooftop terrace at 7:30 a.m. Light refreshments will be served following the service.
Easter dinner reservations can be made by calling Ehsan at ext. 2113. Dinner seating times are at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Happy Easter, everyone!