Resources for the season of Easter
Combining nearly 800 submissions from more than 600 participants all around the world, this “virtual choir” of the Episcopal Church invites you to celebrate Easter with us–not just on Easter Sunday, but for the fifty-day season of Easter that lasts until Pentecost on Sunday, May 31st.
Worship, prayer, and learning together
Caring for our communities right now means physical distance, but our spiritual connection is stronger than ever! Join Episcopal churches all over the Diocese of Central New York for worship via Zoom, Facebook, Youtube and more! We’re also hosting online bible studies, knitting groups, and more. Here’s a list of online services.
A Morning at the Office podcast: daily audio Morning Prayer (Forward Movement)
Mission St. Clare daily morning and evening prayer (smartphone app or website)
Habits of Grace: Presiding Bishop’s weekly meditations: As we adjust our lives to slow the spread of coronavirus by practicing social distancing, Presiding Bishop Curry invites us to take a moment every week to cultivate a “habit of grace.” He will offer a new meditation every Monday through May.
Pathway to Pentecost
The season of Easter lasts until Pentecost on May 31st. Beginning May 1st, join us daily on Facebook (facebook.com/cnyepiscopal) or Instagram (@cnyepiscopal) for encouraging prompts that will help you find joy, fun, and gratitude each day.
Tag your public social media posts with #cnyepiscopal #pathwaytopentecost to share your responses to the daily prompts.
Or download daily Pathway to Pentecost prompts to share with your parish by email and social media:
In the season of Easter, we journey through the Acts of the Apostles in our Sunday scriptures. Follow along with our “Flat Apostles.” Download and print, then color, paint, or decorate your Flat Apostle. Share a photo in our Dio CNY Creates! Facebook group or share it for your parish newsletter, social media, or Sunday photo display during online worship.
Tag your public social media posts with #cnyepiscopal #cnyflatapostle to share your Flat Apostles’ adventures!
Download biographies of the Apostles to go with your Flat Apostles!
Click any thumbnail image below to download the Flat Apostle of your choice!
Easter messages from our Bishop and Presiding Bishop
Bishop Duncan-Probe’s message for the Easter season: “This year, resurrection will no longer be quarantined to a church building.”
Each year there is a temptation to celebrate Easter as a day and not a season; we anticipate one day of remembrance and then for fifty days we continue the celebration even though church attendance often drops off and people’s attention shifts to spring, graduations, and the approach of summer. I distinctly remember one year, as a parish priest, when a parishioner commented on Good Shepherd Sunday, the last Sunday of the Easter season, “Easter seems like it happened so long ago. I am glad next week is Pentecost so we will have another special celebration.” Continue reading…
Bishop Duncan-Probe joins CNY faith leaders in offering words of hope
The Post-Standard invited a number Central New York faith leaders from many spiritual traditions to offer “messages of hope during these difficult times.” Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe was one of the contributors and her message was also quoted in the Post-Standard Editorial Board’s Easter Sunday piece, “Coronavirus subdues Easter joy but can’t extinguish it.” Read Bishop DeDe’s message…
Bishop Duncan-Probe’s Easter Sermon
All friends of the Diocese of Central New York are welcome to join these Facebook groups where we’re practicing our God-given gift of creativity together.
Dio CNY Creates! A Facebook group for anyone who is creating beauty and connecting to God as we stay at home.
Online Icon-Writing Workshop. Originally designed for Holy Week 2020, you can join this Facebook group any time and look back at prompts to create your own beautiful icon of “Jeusus, the Holy Face.”
We’ll update this page with additional resources throughout the season of Easter.