Liturgy & Liturgical Law Forum: Liturgy

Liturgy QUESTION from Mike Mallinger April 22, 2001
For Catholics does Eastertide correspond to Easter Sunday, or the entire Easter Octave?
ANSWER by Mr. Jacob Slavek on May 11, 2001
Dear Mr. Mike Mallinger,
Actually, Eastertide corresponds to the entire Easter Season, which begins on Easter Sunday and ends on Pentecost. Eastertide is a more old school term and is usually found in older missals. Today usually the term Easter Season replaces Eastertide
The following, from the General Norms for the Liturgical Year and the Calendar, found in the Sacramentary, is related: (n.22)

The fifty days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost are celebrated in joyful exultation as one feast day, or better as one great Sunday. These above all others are the days for the singing of the Alleluia. Mr. Slavek
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