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Recognizing Easter


Dear Marist Community,

This week millions of Christians worldwide celebrate Easter. Christians believe Easter commemorates the suffering, crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Easter weekend begins on Maundy Thursday, which is today. On this occasion, Christians recall Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples. Maundy Thursday is followed by Good Friday, which this year is on April 7. Good Friday is a solemn day of reflection, meditation, fasting, and prayer. During this time, Christians remember the suffering of Jesus through his crucifixion and death. On Easter Sunday (April 9), Christians joyfully celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. 

Given the diversity of the Marist community and the college’s commitment to be welcoming and inclusive of people from diverse backgrounds, including those from different religious and cultural traditions, I ask all of us to be sensitive and respectful when scheduling events and making plans in order to recognize the needs of those celebrating Easter. I invite us to learn about each other’s religious traditions and practices so that we can grow in understanding and enrich our individual and collective experience of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Marist.

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Marist College wish all Christian students, faculty, staff, and friends a Happy Easter. 

Edward P. Antonio, PhD
Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Marist College
3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY

Tel: 845-575-3340

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