What is Easter Monday in the Bible?

Easter Monday is the day following Easter and the resurrection of Jesus. There is no mention of Easter Monday in the Bible.

Nonetheless, several religious traditions observe it, particularly Greek Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism.

Among the titles for Easter Monday are Bright Monday, Renewal Monday, Wet Monday, and Dyngus Day.

The season commemorating Christ’s resurrection and the events leading up to his crucifixion ends on Easter Monday.

The tradition of celebrating Christ’s return to earth dates back to the fifteenth century.

Easter Monday customs include enjoyable events like egg rolling competitions and parades, extending the holiday’s delight before the start of the regular workweek.

What happened on Easter Monday in the bible

According to the Gospel accounts, after rising from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion, Jesus appeared to his disciples and others multiple times throughout 40 days.

At this time, he spoke with them about God’s kingdom and provided them instructions on how to carry on his ministry after he went.

The tale of the Emmaus disciples, told in Luke 24:13-35, is one of the most famous legends related to this period.

In this account, two of Jesus’ disciples were traveling to the village of Emmaus when they encountered a stranger who turned out to be Jesus, though they didn’t recognize him at first.

When they strolled and talked, Jesus taught the scriptures to them and opened their minds to the truth of his resurrection.

Another significant event during this period was Jesus’ ascension into heaven before his disciples.

This occurrence is reported in Acts 1:6-11 and marks the conclusion of the era during which Jesus appeared to his disciples following his resurrection.

In summary, while Easter Monday is not explicitly mentioned in the Bible, the period following Jesus’ resurrection is an important aspect of the Easter tale. It includes several significant events relevant to the Christian faith.

Why is Easter Monday celebrated?

Easter Monday is a Christian holiday observed on the Monday after Easter Sunday. Many countries worldwide observe it, particularly those with a Christian heritage.

There are a few reasonable reasons why this day has become such an essential factor in the Easter celebrations.

One plausible explanation is that Easter Monday commemorates the day following Jesus’ resurrection.

The Bible says that Jesus rose from the grave on Easter Sunday, the third day after his crucifixion. Easter Monday would be the day after Easter Sunday.

Another suggested explanation is that Easter Monday was originally a celebration of the earth’s regeneration and the beginning of the spring season.

This day is associated with fertility and the rebirth of nature in many civilizations, and people would celebrate with feasts, games, and other activities.

Easter Monday is also a public holiday in several places, allowing people to take the day off work and spend it with family and friends.

It can be a time to unwind and enjoy the spring weather while reflecting on the Easter festival’s religious significance.

Easter Monday bible verses

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3_16

John 14:6

Jesus answered, ‘I am the way, truth, and life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 14_6

Mark 8:34-35

Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.

Mark 8_34-35

Luke 6:35

But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.

Luke 6_35

Hebrews 13:2

Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.

Hebrews 13_2

Romans 12:21

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Romans 12_21

Psalm 118:24

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118_24

Romans 8:38-39

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Philippians 4:6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Matthew 5:14-16

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden, nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 28:6

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.

Luke 24:6

He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee.

John 20:1-9

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!’ So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb.

Mark 16:6

Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.

Acts 2:24

But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.

Acts 2:22-24

Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know this Man, delivered over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death. But God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power.

1 Corinthians 15:20-22

But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep. For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead.

For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.

For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.

 

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.

Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.

Revelation 5:12-14

Saying with a loud voice,
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.

And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever.

And the four living creatures kept saying, “Amen.” And the elders fell down and worshiped.

Luke 24:1-3

On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.

Mark 16:6

Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.

Matthew 28:5-6

The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.

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