Easter

April 01, 2021 04:32 PM MDT
In a video message released on Palm Sunday, President Russell M. Nelson issued an invitation to encourage people everywhere to focus on Jesus Christ this Easter. Included in his video was an invitation to watch the Church’s Easter Sunday general conference.
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March 29, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
This Easter season as we celebrate the resurrection of a living Christ, we also have the opportunity to contemplate His death. As the Savior suffered in agonizing pain on the cross, the Gospels record that He made seven final statements. In its latest video, the YouTube channel Messages of Christ explores the significance of the last words of Jesus as He was crucified in Calvary.
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In a video released on Palm Sunday 2021 (March 28), Prophet Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites people everywhere to focus on Jesus Christ this Easter.
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The First Presidency released the following Easter message on March 25, 2021:
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As Christians around the world prepare for Easter week, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has started its annual Easter initiative. With the ongoing challenges brought on by the pandemic, this year’s campaign offers a timely message of hope and renewal in Jesus Christ through His atoning sacrifice in our lives.
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Fun
March 15, 2021 04:00 AM MDT
Searching for candy and eggs left behind by a magical rabbit, is a fun tradition enjoyed by many families. But many of us are also looking for ways to keep Christ at the focus of our family's Easter celebrations. Here are 10 of our favorite resources to help you do just that.
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March 05, 2021 01:00 PM MST
As winter weather starts to fade away and give way into spring, the earth signals new life. That same pattern of receiving new life is echoed in our own lives during the Easter season as we think about how the Savior's sacrifice enables us to have new life in Him. In his 2018 talk “ Behold the Man,” Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf said:
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April 10, 2020 02:40 PM MDT
Listen to the "All In" podcast Easter episode with Rob Gardner here or in the player below.
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April 09, 2020 04:11 PM MDT
Editor's note: "Resources to follow Him" curates study resources, teachings, and thoughts to deepen your study of this week's Come, Follow Me.
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April 06, 2020 05:09 PM MDT
A new video released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites people everywhere to listen to the Savior this Easter season.
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By  LDS Living
April 01, 2020 09:00 PM MDT
Generally, what we get out of something is dependent on what we put in. That principle can apply to our experience with Easter. We want to help you and your family make Easter more than just a day, but an opportunity to strengthen your testimony and come closer to Christ.
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April 20, 2019 02:03 PM MDT
Each spring, the Lord teaches us that life and warmth follow the fall and the winter. The “fortunate fall” of man brought about spiritual and physical death (Daniel K Judd, The Fortunate Fall: Understanding the Blessings and Burdens of Adversity). These deaths, crucial to the Lord’s plan of salvation, were meant to be overcome. With the budding of the trees and flowers, God teaches us each year that life overpowers death, warmth replaces cold, and light banishes darkness. Martin Luther is credited with saying, “Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time” (Watchwords for the Warfare of Life from Dr. Martin Luther (New York: M. W. Dodd, 1869), 317).
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By  LDS Living
April 20, 2019 09:54 AM MDT
For Holy Week, LDS Living has been preparing for Easter in two simple ways: 1) by focusing on the events leading up to Easter on our Instagram account @brightly.beams and 2) by releasing a video a day focusing on the perspective of those who witnessed the life and resurrection of our Savior. Here is our seventh and final video (watch the others here), featuring Emily Belle Freeman and David Butler of Don't Miss This as they testify of the significance of the empty tomb and that the Savior intervenes in our own lives, meeting us where we are at and helping us to become more.
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By  LDS Living
April 20, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
Apostles and prophets bear witness to Christ and His divine mission. This Easter season, we have compiled some of our favorite quotes from apostles on the Atonement.
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April 19, 2019 10:27 PM MDT
For Holy Week, LDS Living is preparing for Easter in two simple ways: 1) by focusing on the events leading up to Easter on our Instagram account @brightly.beams and 2) by releasing a video a day focusing on the perspective of those who witnessed the life and resurrection of our Savior. Here is the sixth video (watch the first five here), featuring Emily Belle Freeman and David Butler of Don't Miss This as they explain what we can learn about Easter and our Savior from Thomas. While many focus on Thomas's doubt following the Savior's resurrection, what is even more beautiful is our Savior's reaction to Thomas's questions.
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By  LDS Living
April 19, 2019 03:56 PM MDT
There is one event during Holy Week that can seem strange when compared to the other acts the Savior performed during His last days: the cleansing of the temple in Jerusalem.
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By  LDS Living
April 19, 2019 01:32 PM MDT
For Holy Week, LDS Living is preparing for Easter in two simple ways: 1) by focusing on the events leading up to Easter on our Instagram account @brightly.beams and 2) by releasing a video a day focusing on the perspective of those who witnessed the life and resurrection of our Savior. Here is the fifth video (watch the first four here), featuring Emily Belle Freeman and David Butler of Don't Miss This as they explain what we can learn about Easter and our Savior from the view of two disciples who witnessed His resurrection.
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By  LDS Living
April 18, 2019 01:44 PM MDT
For April, LDS Living tried something unprecedented with our virtual monthly book club. This month, we focused on a book that not only offers inspiring thoughts but provides ways to help each of us draw closer to Christ during the three weeks leading up to Easter.
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By  LDS Living
April 18, 2019 01:22 PM MDT
For Holy Week, LDS Living is preparing for Easter in two simple ways: 1) by focusing on the events leading up to Easter on our Instagram account @brightly.beams and 2) by releasing a video a day focusing on the perspective of those who witnessed the life and resurrection of our Savior. Here is the fourth video (watch the first three here), featuring Emily Belle Freeman and David Butler of Don't Miss This as they explain what we can learn about Easter and our Savior from Mary Magdalene, the first witness of the Redeemer's resurrection.
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April 18, 2019 09:47 AM MDT
Join LDS Living, David Butler, and Emily Freeman in a special Easter celebration this week by clicking here. Short daily videos from David and Emily will give you and your family ideas of how to remember and focus on the Savior during this special week.
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Fun
April 17, 2019 03:18 PM MDT
Growing up hunting Easter eggs that my parents masterfully hid around the house, there were always those eggs that as soon as I found them zipped in the couch cushion or tucked into our house plants, I knew exactly what was inside.
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By  LDS Living
April 17, 2019 11:54 AM MDT
For Holy Week, LDS Living is preparing for Easter in two simple ways: 1) by focusing on the events leading up to Easter on our Instagram account @brightly.beams and 2) by releasing a video a day focusing on the perspective of those who witnessed the life and resurrection of our Savior. Here is the third video (watch the first and second here), featuring Emily Belle Freeman and David Butler of Don't Miss This as they explain what we can learn about Easter and our Savior from Joseph and Nicodemus, two men who prepared the body of Jesus Christ for His burial. Come back tomorrow to learn about Mary Magdalene.
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April 16, 2019 07:23 PM MDT
Latter-day Saint author Tom Christofferson shares how the Church policy change regarding membership for children of same-sex couples should remind us to love one another this Easter season.
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By  LDS Living
April 16, 2019 12:13 PM MDT
For Holy Week, LDS Living is preparing for Easter in two simple ways: 1) by focusing on the events leading up to Easter on our Instagram account @brightly.beams and 2) by releasing a video a day focusing on the perspective of those who witnessed the life and resurrection of our Savior. Here is the second of our videos (watch the first here), featuring Emily Belle Freeman and David Butler of Don't Miss This as they explain what we can learn about Easter and our Savior from Simon, the mysterious character who carried the cross of Christ. Come back tomorrow to learn about Joseph and Nicodemus.
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By  LDS Living
April 15, 2019 02:10 PM MDT
For Holy Week, LDS Living is preparing for Easter in two simple ways: 1) by focusing on the events leading up to Easter on our Instagram account @brightly.beams and 2) by releasing a video a day focusing on the perspective of those who witnessed the life and resurrection of our Savior. Here is the first of our videos, featuring Emily Belle Freeman and David Butler of Don't Miss This as they explain what we can learn about Easter and our Savior from the people of Jerusalem who celebrated His triumphant entry into the city.
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April 15, 2019 09:15 AM MDT
This week’s Come, Follow Me lesson focuses on Easter. Below is a family home evening plan that can be used along with the suggestions in the Come, Follow Me manual to help families focus on the message of Christ’s resurrection. Also, don't miss a great week of Easter videos from our friends Emily Freeman and David Butler! The videos will be posted on LDS Living every day leading up to Easter. You can find them here.
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April 12, 2019 10:00 PM MDT
The Easter season is full of beauty and significance, but bringing our family's focus back to the Savior on this day can sometimes be difficult. To make it a little easier, check out these simple and meaningful Easter basket gifts your kids will love, but that will also remind them of the true meaning of Easter.
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By  LDS Living
April 12, 2019 02:23 PM MDT
This week’s readings: Your choice
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April 11, 2019 10:00 PM MDT
With Easter approaching, it's a great time to focus our studies on Christ and His Atonement. Here are 10 powerful books that will help you come closer to Christ every day of the year.
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April 11, 2019 12:41 PM MDT
As we prepare for Easter this month, let us remember amidst the family parties, egg hunts, and bunny trails that we celebrate this special day because of Him—our Savior Jesus Christ. As the video description for a new video posted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints states, "The love and sacrifice of Jesus Christ is the antidote for every negative aspect of our lives. Because of Him, we can overcome sadness, despair, anxiety, hatred—and someday, even death."
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April 10, 2019 01:12 PM MDT
The First Presidency released the following Easter message on April 10, 2019:
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April 05, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
This week's FHE lesson topic comes from the Come, Follow Me reading in Matthew 16-17, Mark 9, andLuke 9. Check out this week's Come, Follow Me study ideas on LDS Living for additional resources and suggestions.
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By  LDS Living
March 29, 2019 06:07 PM MDT
Last year,LDS Living launched our own monthly book club where our readers canjoin us on Instagramto discuss meaningful books and participate in a live Q&A with authors at the end of every month. We've been amazed and humbled by the response we have received as well as the way these books and conversations have been shaping lives.
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March 22, 2019 06:04 PM MDT
The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, the Orchestra at Temple Square, the Bells on Temple Square, and the Gabriel Trumpet Ensemble are pleased to announce a special Easter service to be held on Temple Square and broadcast online and on television.
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By  LDS Living
March 06, 2019 01:00 PM MST
Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. As millions of Christians prepare to celebrate Easter next month, many have decided to recommit themselves to the Savior. Learn more about the symbolism of Lent in this beautiful video by Daniel Smith of Messages of Christ.
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March 06, 2019 09:17 AM MST
For many faiths, today is known as Ash Wednesday, or the beginning of the season of Lent—a 40-day period dedicated to fasting and repentance in preparation for Easter. Christians who celebrate Lent traditionally give up specific bad habits, fast, pray, and practice increased spiritual discipline.
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November 22, 2018 01:21 PM MST
Editor's note: This article originally ran in November 2018.
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March 27, 2018 06:43 PM MDT
Every Easter season, I anxiously anticipate when the classic, Academy Award-winning, biblically epic movie The Ten Commandments begins to play on TV stations around the world.
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By  LDS Living
March 23, 2018 11:57 AM MDT
The Church has released the 2018 Easter video, and it's one you may have seen before. "Because of Him," the Church's 2014 Easter video, is back again this year, and its message is just as powerful as ever.
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Fun
By  LDS Living
March 16, 2018 09:48 AM MDT
This Easter season is the perfect opportunity to sit down with your kids and read books that teach them about Christ's love and Atonement. These 9 books are perfect resources for helping children of all ages internalize the Savior's infinite gift of grace and redemption.
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March 13, 2018 09:39 AM MDT
Why do we celebrate the birth of Christ for an entire month but only celebrate His Resurrection for one day? Here are some tips on how to fill your Easter season with reminders of the Savior.
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April 19, 2017 01:30 PM MDT
As Easter fades away, Al Fox Carraway shares the most beautiful message about what life would be like without Christ and why we need to remember Him and look to Him throughout the year.
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April 17, 2017 05:30 PM MDT
“I think one of the hardest things about playing the role are the expectations that everyone has of you,” Maxson said. “People are very free with how they feel about the Savior and the faith. They project all that onto you when you’re on stage. It’s difficult to shoulder.”
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April 13, 2017 03:01 PM MDT
The following is an excerpt from a talk given at a BYU Easter Conference. To learn more about this year's BYU Easter Conference held on Friday, April 14, click here.
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By  LDS Living
April 12, 2017 07:52 PM MDT
LDS artist Calee Reed decided to bear her testimony through song this Easter season. Singing "This Is the Christ" by President James E. Faust and Jan Pinborough, she adds her powerful voice to an already powerful witness of our Savior. On Facebook, she wrote, "Here it is! Happy Easter! This is one of my favorite songs about the Savior. The lyrics are so humbling and inspiring—such beautiful reminders of the incredible love that Jesus Christ has for each of us."
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By  LDS Living
April 12, 2017 02:45 PM MDT
Not only does Claire Ryann get millions of hits on her YouTube videos and land spots on shows with Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey, she also has a beautiful testimony she shares through music. Check out this incredible video of Claire Ryann singing "Beautiful Savior."
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By  LDS Living
April 11, 2017 07:42 PM MDT
Easter is a wonderful time to remember Christ's life and reflect on the great love He has for us.
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By  LDS Living
April 10, 2017 07:36 PM MDT
As we celebrate Easter this coming Sunday, it's also important to celebrate the Savior's life and remember His Atonement, crucifixion, and resurrection.
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By  LDS Living
April 10, 2017 02:16 PM MDT
While struggling through one of the darkest moments in her life, Amelia went to her room and opened the Book of Mormon, turning to Mosiah 24: 14: "And I will also ease the burdens which are put upon your shoulders, that even you cannot feel them upon your backs, even while you are in bondage; and this will I do that ye may stand as witnesses for me hereafter, and that ye may know of a surety that I, the Lord God, do visit my people in their afflictions."
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April 08, 2017 02:00 PM MDT
Many people around the world celebrate Easter not just on Sunday, but all week long. Here are some great ways to bring your family closer to Christ and make Holy Week a tradition for LDS families.
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By  LDS Living
April 07, 2017 12:00 PM MDT
In order to help people around the world focus on the Savior this Easter and to see principles of peace that can fill our lives even in moments of heartbreak, the Church has released a series of short videos that share real-life stories from Latter-day Saints. Each story focuses on a new principle that can help your family focus on the spirit of Easter this upcoming week.
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April 06, 2017 10:00 PM MDT
Conference Talk:
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April 06, 2017 01:41 PM MDT
For their 2017 Easter initiative, the Church is highlighting eight remarkable stories that illustrate principles of peace. Among them is a story of redemption and repentance—the story of Melody Callier. "Who am I to be the face of the church? I'm a new convert, a single mom, a black girl from the 'hood with 15 tattoos, ex-homeless, ex-drug addict," Callier said. "I felt extremely unworthy, but I hope to help one person, maybe plant a seed of hope. If I can come back and find joy, there is still a chance for others."
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April 05, 2017 08:51 AM MDT
When Emilie Parker was killed in a school shooting in 2013, her parents had a hard time coming to grips with their new reality. Though Easter brought hope to Emilie's grieving mother, Alissa, an experience shared by one of Emilie's former playmates brought a changed perspective to Emilie's ongoing role after her death.
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March 30, 2017 08:30 PM MDT
Just in time for general conference the Church released their 2017 Easter video and a new initiative to celebrate the life, love, and resurrection of the Savior—"Prince of Peace."
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By  LDS Living
March 27, 2017 06:35 PM MDT
With the new Prince of Peace Easter initiative approaching and general conference just around the corner, President Monson shared the perfect message about our Savior on Facebook:
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March 17, 2017 02:26 PM MDT
What a great way to share the gospel with others this Easter season.
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By  Kim Farah
March 14, 2017 05:25 PM MDT
In what has become an Easter tradition, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will present concerts on Good Friday, April 14, and Saturday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle.
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April 21, 2016 07:59 PM MDT
This year’s Passover, which falls a full month after Easter, offers members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints an opportunity to better understand a different tradition filled with rich history, culture and symbolism
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April 01, 2016 06:20 PM MDT
One of our newest apostles, Elder Dale G. Renlund, recently posted onFacebookdetailing his experience of visiting with prison inmates on Easter Sunday. During the Sunday School hour, Elder Renlund was asked questions like: “Can I be forgiven for what I have done?” "Does the Atonement apply to me?" "How can I know if I have been forgiven by God?”
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