Easter Sunday: Jesus Christ rises from the dead

"The Resurrection of Christ" by Nicolas Bertin, 1667-1736. (Wikimedia)

The four Gospels offer accounts of the early morning when Christ’s resurrection was discovered by Mary Magdalene and other women who came to the tomb.

April 12, Easter Sunday, Christ is Risen

“They found the stone rolled away from the entrance to the tomb, so they went in; but they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.” Luke 24:2-3

Easter Sunday is the most joyful day in the Church calendar because it reminds the faithful of the eternal life and hope that come through faith in Christ.

Traditionally, churches hold joyful Easter liturgies, many offered at sunrise or in the early morning. Outside the celebration of Mass, children hunt for and gather colored eggs that symbolic of new life, and families gather for traditional meals. Families will need to be creative this year, but the joyful celebration continues.

Easter Sunday / Domingo de Pascua, will be celebrated April 12 with a Mass in English at 11 a.m. and Misas en español a las 12:30 p.m. via livestream, which will be broadcast on the diocesan Facebook page at facebook.com/DioceseChas and youtube.com/DioceseChas.