Welcome to St. Michael's Episcopal Church, a parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee! We invite you to join us in worship, fellowship, and ministry as we proclaim the Gospel and show God's love to all people.
The Season of Easter (April 6 - May 23)
On Easter Sunday, we celebrate the great event of Christian history: God raising our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead, thus showing us once and for all God's power over death and how much God loves us. Yet Easter encompasses more than a single day. In our liturgical year, we celebrate the season of Easter during what is known as The Great Fifty Days. In this season, we commonly say to another, "Alleluia, the Lord is risen!" and respond, "The Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia!"
In another sense, Easter extends even beyond these fifty days, as every Sunday is said to be a "little Easter." Throughout the year, our celebration of the Resurrection during the Holy Eucharist reminds us we are an "Easter" people. The hope provided by the Incarnation and the events of Easter gives us the courage and strength to continue Christ's mission for the Church: "...to restore all people to unity with God and each other..." (p. 854, Catechism, Book of Common Prayer).
"Alleluia, the Lord is risen!"
"The Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia!"