Easter

Looking for Stations of the Cross? Head back to our Lenten seasonal resources.

Visit the Easter Image Gallery to see contributions from several artists who are part of the Episcopal Church and Visual Arts community.

Joel Mason, rector of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin in Chappaqua, New York, shares this complete set of Holy Week liturgies from his creative and progressive parish.

Gregory Howe serves as the custodian for the Book of Common Prayer and has written a number of fresh resources, including this inclusive Eucharistic prayer for Easter. Howe also points out the lyric seasonal collects in Enriching Our Worship 1.

Ormonde Plater, the archdeacon of the Diocese of Louisiana, has created a full set of prayers of the people for Sundays and feast days throughout the church year.

The Church of England commissioned this comprehensive set of texts for use during Holy Week, the Easter Vigil and the season of Easter.

Looking for music for Holy Week and Easter?

The United Methodist Church has also created its own special collection of Holy Week clip art and a drama for the opening of Easter titled "Whom Do You Seek?"

The Renewing Worship project provides more than musical resources; check out these offerings:

Richard and Charlene Fairchild maintain this exhaustive liturgy resource center for Easter as part of their Kir Shalom ministry.

Catherine McElhinney and Kathryn Turner created the Wellsprings website to share liturgies they've created for their Catholic community in Hampshire, England. These items may be of particular interest as you plan liturgies for Easter:

Thomas Weitzel, a Lutheran pastor in Tampa, Florida, has written various liturgies for Easter.

If you still haven't gotten acquainted with New Patterns for Worship, the Church of England's collection of fresh liturgical materials, take this opportunity to look inside. Scroll within each category to find Easter materials, marked with the heading "Resurrection":

The Church of England's newest prayer book, Common Worship, features various seasonal texts (invitations to confession, gospel acclamations, introductions to the Peace, Eucharistic prefaces, blessings). Click here for texts specific to the Easter season.

The Seekers Church, a creative, inclusive, intentional Christian community in Washington, DC, maintains an archive of liturgies, identified by season. You may also go directly to the Liturgies of the Word for Easter: Behold, I Am Doing a New Thing!, Threatened with Resurrection, and Bearing Witness.

This resource from the Reformed Church in America offers background and suggestions for the Great Vigil of Easter.

You simply can't beat the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada's worship site. To find seasonal materials, go to the bottom of the left-hand sidebar and then click on the appropriate season.

The Text This Week always offers a wide variety of quality resources, pegged not just to the season but to the day. Head to the main page and then click on the day you're planning for. If you need Easter resources, head straight to Easter Sunday or the Easter Season page. And don't forget their Art Index, which is also arranged to parallel the lectionary.

Worship Ways is the United Church of Christ's worship resource. Scroll down the page to find an archive of fresh Lent, Holy Week and Easter resources.