Easter is certainly a time for celebration, but it is also a time for solemn reflection. We fast and reflect during the season of Lent, then we celebrate the joy of the resurrection on Easter sunday. But what about after Easter? What then? The church has traditionally recognized the season following Easter as a time of considering the post-resurrection life of Jesus prior to Pentecost. It is a fifty day period within which traditional church calendars extend the celebration of the resurrection leading up to the ascension of Christ into heaven.
During this season and following, Christians remember the events which inaugurated our faith. So how did Christianity happen? I’ve given a brief overview of the beginnings of Christianity which might be helpful in helping you understand the early history of the Christian faith. As you reflect on the inaugural events of the Christian faith, I hope this historical sketch will help. Click here to read.