Easter Sunday is the greatest feast in the Christian calendar.

While our society puts a major emphasis on Christmas, no other day is traditionally as sacred for the Christian community as Easter.

This is the day Christians commemorate the resurrection of Christ.

In some traditions, the services begin the night before with the lighting of a new fire and the blessing of a large Easter candle.

Water is blessed and many are baptized. But for all Christians, this is a day to renew one’s faith.

In the Catholic Church, there is a sprinkling of all people with the newly blessed Easter water as a sign of renewal of our baptismal commitment.

In many Protestant communities, Easter is celebrated at a sunrise service early on Easter morning.

Easter usually ends with festive celebrations with special foods and Easter delicacies.