Easter Poems For Church

    easter

  • Easter (Ēostre (Old English); Πάσχα Paskha, from Hebrew: פֶּסַח Pesakh,/Passover) is the central religious feast in the Christian liturgical year. According to Christian scripture, Jesus was resurrected from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion.
  • The most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ and held (in the Western Church) between March 21 and April 25, on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern spring equinox
  • a Christian celebration of the Resurrection of Christ; celebrated on the Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox
  • The period in which this occurs, esp. the weekend from Good Friday to Easter Monday
  • east wind: a wind from the east

    church

  • A building used for public Christian worship
  • a place for public (especially Christian) worship; “the church was empty”
  • The hierarchy of clergy of such an organization, esp. the Roman Catholic Church or the Church of England
  • one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
  • perform a special church rite or service for; “church a woman after childbirth”
  • A particular Christian organization, typically one with its own clergy, buildings, and distinctive doctrines

    poems

  • (poetic) of or relating to poetry; “poetic works”; “a poetic romance”
  • Something that arouses strong emotions because of its beauty
  • (poem) a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
  • A piece of writing that partakes of the nature of both speech and song that is nearly always rhythmical, usually metaphorical, and often exhibits such formal elements as meter, rhyme, and stanzaic structure
  • (poet) a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)

easter poems for church

easter poems for church – Easter girls,women,clothing,fashion,church,social,poem,M

Easter girls,women,clothing,fashion,church,social,poem,M Bridges,Ehrhart,1903
Easter girls,women,clothing,fashion,church,social,poem,M Bridges,Ehrhart,1903
8x12in Print from a high-quality scan of the original.
Title: The Easter girls / Ehrhart.
Creator(s): Ehrhart, S. D. (Samuel D.), ca. 1862-1937, artist
Date Created/Published: N.Y. : J. Ottmann Lith. Co., Puck Bldg., 1902 March 26.
Summary: Illustration shows several young women wearing their new Easter fashions outside a church. Includes a poem titled ‘The Easter Girls’ by Madeline Bridges.
Notes:
Title from item.
Illus. in: Puck, v. 51, no. 1308 (1902 March 26), centerfold.
Copyright 1902 by Keppler & Schwarzmann.
Subjects:
Women–Clothing & dress–1900-1910.
Women–Social life–1900-1910.
Easter–1900-1910.
Churches–1900-1910.
City & town life–1900-1910.
Cartoons (Commentary)–1900-1910.
Chromolithographs–Color–1900-1910.
Periodical illustrations–1900-1910.
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Source: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Easter Sunrise, 2008

Easter Sunrise, 2008
Easter Sunrise, 2008

The mighty cannot command the sun to rise
the builders of the cross cannot build the light
The courage of those who bleed will cause
the night to end.

When a world has been ruined, the people gather
their steps uncertain, the stumble they grope
alone, in dark places, then find travelers

At the top of hillsides they find one another
they will stand in the cold they will stand in the wind
they will reject fear they will bind their wounds
and dismiss those who claim to be their masters

They will gather broken stones and build
they will plant, they will give comfort
It is their will that calls the light

Every Easter First Unitarian Church in Worcester gathers for a sunrise service (always the earliest of the Worcester churches) at the top of Bancroft Tower Hill. Every year, with one exception, since 1985 I have written and recited an original poem for the service. This was the 2008 poem. We experienced a glorious, if slightly frigid sunrise, followed by a breakfast at the church.

Bancroft Tower, a largly decorative stone structure was erected to commomorate the church’s first mininster, Aaron Bancroft and his son George, who founded the US Naval Academy.

Happy Easter to all who are celebrating the holiday today and to those of Eastern Orthodox faith who will celebrate Easter next month.

Time For Reflection…

Time For Reflection...

Looking for some inspiration, poem or prayer, I remembered this one written by Saint Francis Of Assisi, (my favorite Saint, and favorite of many) that I think it goes perfectly with the season, when we, the Christians, take time to reflect and celebrate Easter.

Did you know that Saint Francis is honored by the Catholic Church as the patron saint of the animals and the ecology? I didn’t know that, until today! And if I liked him before, I like him even more! :))

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love,
where there is injury, pardon,
where there is doubt, faith,
where there is despair, hope
where there is darkness, light
where there is sadness, joy.

O, Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love, for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life…

easter poems for church

Good Friday and Easter Poems (WORDSHAPES)
These poems cover different experiences of Holy Week, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter over many years. There are some amusing moments observed as in ‘The Pair of Glasses 2008,’ but mostly they pick up on the moving and challenging solemnity and themes of Holy Week. In 1987 I was privileged to take the services for the Benedictine nuns at Eirie in the States,led at the time by the courageous and inspiring Joan Chittister and so ‘Holy Week 1987′ refers to that. ‘Good Friday in Whitley Bay’ bridges the solemnity of church with the happinness of a bank holiday on the beach. ‘The Eucalpytus Cross’ is the story of a piece of wood I was turning as a metaphor for holy week events and ‘Holy Week in Dovedale’ uses a similar technique. Other poems try to capture the way our remembering of what happened seems churchy by comparison or even irrelevant to its contemporary reference points.

These poems cover different experiences of Holy Week, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter over many years. There are some amusing moments observed as in ‘The Pair of Glasses 2008,’ but mostly they pick up on the moving and challenging solemnity and themes of Holy Week. In 1987 I was privileged to take the services for the Benedictine nuns at Eirie in the States,led at the time by the courageous and inspiring Joan Chittister and so ‘Holy Week 1987′ refers to that. ‘Good Friday in Whitley Bay’ bridges the solemnity of church with the happinness of a bank holiday on the beach. ‘The Eucalpytus Cross’ is the story of a piece of wood I was turning as a metaphor for holy week events and ‘Holy Week in Dovedale’ uses a similar technique. Other poems try to capture the way our remembering of what happened seems churchy by comparison or even irrelevant to its contemporary reference points.