Did you know that Easter had a season? Did you also know that we are in that season, known as Eastertide? Eastertide is the period that lasts for 50 days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday. During this time, we are meant to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ the Son of God who came to give us the example of how to live a Holy life on earth and prove life everlasting if we accept him as our Lord and Savior.
"The Fifty days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost are celebrated in joyful exultation as one feast day, or better as one "great Sunday."
'These above all others are the days for the singing of the Alleluia.
'The Sundays of this season rank as the paschal Sundays and, after Easter Sunday itself, are called the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Sundays of Easter. The period of fifty sacred days ends on Pentecost Sunday. The first eight days of the Easter Season make up the octave of Easter and are celebrated as solemnities of the Lord.
'On the fortieth day after Easter the Ascension is celebrated, except in places where, not being a holy day of obligation, it has been transferred to the Seventh Sunday of Easter. This solemnity directs our attention to Christ, who ascended into heaven before the eyes of his disciples, who is now seated at the right hand of the Father, invested with royal power, who is there to prepare a place for us in the kingdom of heaven; and who is destined to come again at the end of time.
'The weekdays after the Ascension until the Saturday before Pentecost inclusive are a preparation for the coming of the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
'This sacred season of fifty days comes to an end on Pentecost Sunday, which commemorates the giving of the Holy Spirit to the apostles, the beginnings of the Church and its mission to every tongue and people and nation."
(Excerpted from the General Norms for the Liturgical Year and Ceremonial of Bishops)
The most fantastically beautiful and popular religious music of all time, George Freidrich Handel's Messiah was written in just 24 days. The climactic ending of the second part, the Hallelujah Chorus stirs the soul so deeply, it is said that Handel himself cried tears of joy and shouted out that he had seen the face of God. Even King George II, it is said, stood up at this point of the 1743 London premiere performance. Thus was born the traditional standing of the audience through that towering crescendo of voices.
Beethoven said of Handel, "He is the greatest composer that ever lived. I would uncover my head and kneel before his tomb."
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