In the Orthodox Church the week after Easter is called Bright Week. Meaning that because of the death of death in Christ our live are brighter, our hope is brighter, and the darkness of death is no longer binding, but brightened by the opening of heaven’s door.
In the Holy Week calendar these events are recalled from scripture:
- Bright Monday: The disciple Judas is replaced by Matthias. Acts 1:12-16
- Bright Tuesday: Peter’s Sermon on Pentecost, Part 1: Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Sunday, Act 2
- Bright Wednesday: Peter’s Sermon at Pentecost, Part 2: It was not possible that he should be held by death, Acts 2
- Bright Thursday: The disciples continued steadfastly in the Apostle’s Doctrine and Fellowship, Acts 2:42
- Bright Friday: Peter Heals the Man Born Lame, Acts 3:1-8
- Bright Saturday: Why do you marvel at this? Peter speaks after he heals the man born lame. Acts 3:11-16
May your week after Easter be filled with the brightness and joy through the resurrection of our Lord and Savior! Amen!