The Easter festival season lasts forty days, nearly seven weeks. Its beginning is movable and cosmically oriented, starting on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the March equinox. The season celebrates Christ’s resurrection, both then and now. For during this season, Christ enters the earth and our bodies and raises them again. The prayers during this time speak of healing and jubilation, felt in breath, blood and air. They affirm that Christ’s rising gives earth existence its meaning. The saturated red of love and courage, and the living green of the Easter vestments move us toward joy, strength and victory over weakness and death.