This Week: April 9 - 15

Published: April 10, 2012


We are Easter people and alleluia is our song!


We begin this week our journey through the Easter season. Yes, we celebrate Easter on Resurrection Sunday, but Easter’s alleluia’s ring out across seven weeks of the liturgical year.  Sometimes called Eastertide, or the Great Fifty Days, the season began at sundown the evening before Easter Sunday and continues until Pentecost Sunday on May 27, 2012.

What this means is that Commencement 2012 will occur in the midst of Eastertide, on the Monday between Ascension Day and Pentecost Sunday.  In the meanwhile, students and faculty will write many more words and take and grade a number of final exams. The Great Fifty Days will be, for the School of Divinity, a time for ending another academic year. Perhaps Eastertide’s “alleluia” song can infuse these last days of the semester with new energy and a renewed sense of vocational purpose.

Happy Easter!  Alleluia!

REGISTRATION continues through April 30, 2012.
The Spring Term Exam Schedule can be found here. 


Blessings this week,

  Jill Crainshaw
  Associate Dean for Academic Affairs




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