'Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees
Filled all the air with fragrance and with joy.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A strangely reflective, even melancholy day. Is that because, unlike our cousins in the northern hemisphere, Easter is not associated with the energy and vitality of spring but with the more subdued spirit of autumn.
- Hugh Mackay
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt!
- Lucy Van Pelt
And he departed from our sight that we might return to our heart, and there find Him. For He departed, and behold, He is here.
- St Augustine
Angels, roll the rock away;
Death, yield up thy mighty prey:
See, He rises from the tomb,
Glowing with immortal bloom.
- Thomas Scott
Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
- Thomas Blackburn
Christ is our Passover! And we will keep the feast With the new leaven, The bread of heaven: All welcome, even the least!
- Dr. A.R. Thompson