Easter by Joyce Kilmer

The air is like a butterfly
With frail blue wings
The happy earth looks at the sky
and sings.

1) In Pictures – Holy Week

Penitents carry a figure of Christ on the cross during the procession of the ‘Cristo de la buena muerte’ brotherhood, during Holy Week in Zamora, northern Spain. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.

Orthodox Christian nuns stand in the Jordan River during a ceremony for the upcoming holiday of Easter at the baptismal site known as Qasr el-Yahud, where it is believed John the Baptist baptized Jesus Christ, near the West Bank city of Jericho. (Baz Ratner/Reuters)

Young women pray at the Sevtitskhoveli Cathedral, Mtskheta, Georgia (David Mdzinarishvili,Reuters)

2) I will be spending Easter Sunday with my cousin and her son. I find the passion with which Christians celebrate Easter to be deeply moving. We don’t have to believe a story to feel the passion in its telling.

If someone from another planet asked you what is Easter what would you answer?

“In Christ Alone” music video featuring scenes from “The Passion of the Christ”. It is sung by Lou Fellingham of Phatfish and the writer of the hymn is Stuart Townsend.