Can anyone go to church?
Yes, absolutely! It can be intimidating to walk in the doors of a church, especially if you’ve never gone to church or it’s been a long time. But rest assured, you are very welcome at any of our churches.
In most churches, our main opportunity to gather together is the Sunday morning worship service. Many churches also have different kinds of services and events during the week. You don’t have to go to church on Sunday morning to attend these other activities.
If you want to learn more about a church, you can visit its website or call its office to find out what you can expect. Many churches also have Facebook pages or Twitter feeds where they post updates, photos and videos.
What is Easter?
Easter is one of the major holidays in the Christian faith. On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Christians believe that Jesus was raised from the dead three days after his death on the cross. In the Western Church, which includes Anglicans, Easter is held on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox.
Holy Week is the week just before Easter. It starts with Palm Sunday, when we celebrate Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem. On Maundy Thursday, we remember Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples. Good Friday commemorates Jesus’ death on the cross. On Saturday, the Easter Vigil is the first official celebration of resurrection of Jesus, often followed by a Resurrection Party.
The season of Easter lasts 50 days, ending with Pentecost Sunday.