This is an extract from “Those Three Days: A resource for the celebration of the Easter Triduum”, by John McCann and Pat O’Donoghue. It highlights some suggestions for the fifty days between Easter and Pentecost.
The celebrations continue for fifty days
The earliest Christian references to ‘Pentecost’ use it to refer not so much to the fiftieth day (now Pentecost Sunday) as to the whole fifty days of Easter. They are, in a sense, one big long Easter Sunday. This is reflected, for example, in the name given to the Sundays after Sunday: no longer are they called ‘Sundays after Easter’, but ‘Sundays of Easter’. The readings throughout this season from the Acts of the Apostles and the Gospel according to John reflect brightly the light of the Resurrection. Some thought might be given to finding various of keeping the sense of festivity alive: