Is it necessary to explain that Easter is much more than one of the feasts, more than a yearly commemoration of a past event?
Anyone who has, be it only once, taken part in that night which is "brighter than the day," who has tasted of that unique joy, knows it. [...]
On Easter we celebrate Christ's Resurrection as something that happened and still happens to us. (Continue reading excerpt "An Introduction to Great Lent" by Fr Alexander Schmemann)