Easter 2017: Bible Verses, Passages, & Readings

Happy Easter! Today Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion on Good Friday. Here are Bible verses about Jesus' triumph over Death. The date of Easter is always the first Sunday after the full moon following a spring equinox. This year, Easter is on Sunday, April 16. Easter is the culmination of Holy Week and comes three days after Good Friday. Good Friday comes after Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday. Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper Jesus had with his disciples where he washed their feet. Easter, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday are held on our around the week-long Jewish festival of Passover. Learn more about Easter with these memes celebrating Christ's resurrection!

Pilgrims walk with crosses as the Northern Cross pilgrimage undertakes its final leg of the journey to Holy Island on March 29, 2013 in Berwick-upon-Tweed, England. More than 50 people, young and old, celebrated Easter by crossing the tidal causeway during the annual Christian pilgrimage. Every year people of all ages, from all over the world and from all realms of Christian life walk together at Easter to Holy Island. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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