Our collection of Happy Easter quotes provides you some ideas on what to include in cards, notes, and emails.
Easter is the holiest of days in most Christian religions as it’s a celebration of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. It is preceded by Lent, a 40 day preparation time period where many followers fast and give alms in preparation. The week leading up to Easter is referred to as Holy Week, with Good Friday, Holy Saturday and then, Easter Sunday. Easter does not fall on one set day, rather, it’s a movable feast. Traditional traditions include the Easter Bunny, Easter basket and eggs, and parades.
Easter Quotes and Sayings
Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.
Easter is a time to rejoice, be thankful, be assured that all is forgiven so life extends beyond the soil of the earth.
Earth’s saddest day and gladdest day were just three days apart!
‘Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees filled all the air with fragrance and with joy.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Good Easter Quotes — Risen Lord
We live and die; Christ died and lived!
Christ the Lord is risen today, Sons of men and angels say. Raise your joys and triumphs high; sing, ye heavens, and earth reply.
Because of the empty tomb, we have peace. Because of His resurrection, we can have peace during even the most troubling of times because we know He is in control of all that happens in the world.
Easter is the demonstration of God that life is essentially spiritual and timeless.
Charles M. Crowe
The fasts are done; the Aves said;
The moon has filled her horn
And in the solemn night, I watch
Before the Easter morn.
So pure, so still the starry heaven,
So hushed the brooding air,
I could hear the sweep of an angel’s wings
If one should earthward fare.
Edna Dean Proctor, from “Easter Morning”
Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there.
Clarence W. Hall
It is the hour to rend thy chains, the blossom time of souls.
Katharine Lee Bates
But from this earth, this grave, this dust, My God shall raise me up, I trust.
Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.
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Religious Easter Quotations
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
Pope John Paul II
The things that we love tell us what we are.
I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?
To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
Whatever you are doing, that which makes you feel the most alive…that is where God is.
Ignatius of Loyola
The Bible tells us that God will meet all our needs. He feeds the birds of the air and clothes the grass with the splendor of lilies. How much more, then, will He care for us, who are made in His image? Our only concern is to obey the heavenly Father and leave the consequences to Him.
Easter Quotes — Christ Has Risen
The best proof that Christ has risen is that he is still alive. And for the immense majority of our contemporaries, the only way of seeing him alive is for us Christians to love one another.
A man who was completely innocent offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.
Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, save me. Blood of Christ, inebriate me. Water from the side of Christ, wash me. Passion of Christ, strengthen me. O good Jesus, hear me. Within Thy wounds hide me. Permit me not to be separated from Thee. From the wicked foe defend me. At the hour of my death call me. And bid me come to Thee. That with Thy saints I may praise Thee Forever and ever. Amen.
Ignatius of Loyola
Rejoice over the Resurrection Sayings
The Gospels do not explain the Resurrection; the Resurrection explains the Gospels. Belief in the Resurrection is not an appendage to the Christian faith; it is the Christian faith.
John S. Whale
Imagine Jesus crucified in your arms and on your chest, and say a hundred times as you kiss His chest, “This is my hope, the living source of my happiness; this is the heart of my soul; nothing will ever separate me from His love.
Pio of Pietrelcina
As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives…
He is risen.
Ten little fingers,
Ten little toes,
On Christmas, he came,
On Easter, he rose.
It’s not about the bunny – it’s about the Lamb.
When life gives you more than you can stand, kneel.
1 Cross + 3 Nails = 4 Given
Behold the Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the World.
God’s Love Sayings
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
We were old sinners – but when we came to Christ we are not sinners anymore.
To a Christian, Easter Sunday means everything, when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Pope Francis Easter Quotes
Love opens our eyes and enables us to see the great worth of a human being.
Lent is a time for reconsidering our feelings, for letting our eyes be opened to injustice, to open our hearts to those suffering.
Small gestures of love, of tenderness, of care, make people feel that the Lord is with us. This is how the door of mercy opens.
To live Easter means to enter into the mystery of Jesus who died and rose for us.
No one can be excluded from the mercy of God. The Church is the house where everyone is welcomed and no one is rejected.
Jesus Christ is risen! Love has triumphed over hatred, life has conquered death, light has dispelled the darkness!
Funny Easter Quotes
My mom used to say that Greek Easter was later because then you get stuff cheaper.
Have a Happy Easter for Peep’s Sake!
Somebunny loves you.
I’d be more impressed with Jesus’s resurrection if I’d never seen Weekend At Bernie’s.
If you see a rabbit laying little brown eggs, don’t eat ‘em. It’s not chocolate.
Those have a short Lent, who owe money to be paid at Easter.
Easter is the single time in a year when it is safe to put all your eggs in one basket.
Silly rabbit, Easter is for Jesus.
I’ve hidden all the Easter candy for the kids inside my stomach.
— Mike O’Halloran
Mike is an author and publisher of Greeting Card Poet.
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