from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The Easter season, extending from Easter to Ascension Day, Whitsunday, or Trinity Sunday.
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- n. The season from Easter to Whitsun
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Eastertime; either the week ushered in by and following Easter, formerly observed throughout the Christian world as a holiday and with religious services, or the fifty days between Easter and Whitsuntide, which were observed as a festival and with religious solemnities. This period is still regarded by the church as a special festival season.
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- n. the Easter season
Although such actions may be performed later on, Eastertide is swiftly coming.
At a special time such as Eastertide we are especially saddened by a child being killed in a hit-and-run car accident.
During Eastertide, wells are decorated with fresh green, coloured ribbons and Easter eggs, beautifully taking up the liturgical connection of Easter, the source of the new life in Christ, and Baptism.
During Eastertide, the is the statue of the Risen One is exposed there, as you can see.
Moreover, the congregation (50-60 on a usual Sunday at 7 a.m., small probably because of the early hour) joins in singing one of three mass ordinary settings: 'Orbis factor' during the year; 'De angelis' during Christmastide, Eastertide, and on 1st-class feasts; and Kyrie XVII (Kyrie salve) during Advent and Lent.
As on Christmas, he was in choir dress, wearing the white Mozzetta of Eastertide, as well as a new white Easter stole, bearing his own coat of arms.
The Sanctuary is decorated for Eastertide (note the statue of the Risen Saviour atop the tabernacle):
They say he was chilled by a cold wind off the river when he insisted on fishing at Eastertide.
The Regina caeli is said in place of the Angelus during Eastertide.
An item of Eastertide interest, from Liturgica.com.
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