Message from Our Lady Help of Christians

The Easter Season began on Easter Sunday, and ends after Evening Prayer on Pentecost Sunday.  These fifty days are a very special time and, as St. Athanasius wrote, they “are celebrated in joyful exultation as one feast day, or better as one great Sunday.”  The first eight days make up the Easter Octave and they are celebrated as Solemnities of the Lord – that is, feast days of the most importance.  The joyful sound of “Alleluia!” is heard many times during this seasonve.