The Season of Easter

The Easter season lasts from Easter Sunday through the Sunday of Pentecost – a period known as the Great Fifty Days. During this time we celebrate  the resurrection of Christ and his appearances among the disciples.

As we celebrate our forgiveness and blessings in the resurrected Christ, the “alleluia’s” return to our liturgy, and we omit the general confession.  We also encourage everyone to stand, as able, for prayer and the Great Thanksgiving at the Eucharist. This tradition of standing rather than kneeling during the Easter season reflects our ability in Christ to stand before God and dates back to the First Council at Nicaea, summoned by Emperor Constantine in the year 325.

Categories Uncategorized | Tags: | Posted on April 2, 2018

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Grace Episcopal Church
Grace Church Road, located off of Georgia Ave. in downtown Silver Spring, near the intersection of Georgia Ave. and 16th Street.

The church office will be open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. After hours you may leave a message on the answering machine, which will direct you to individual voice mail boxes for members of the church staff.

Telephone: Parish Office: 301.585.3515; Parish Fax: 301.585.4309

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1607 Grace Church Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 585-3515