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Christ Has Come!
On this day, Jesus was resurrected. “Command my Soul to arise from the sepulcher of littleness into Thy vastness.” Resurrection means to live again, as stated by Yogananda. It is our opportunity to change every and any aspects of our lives.
I have resurrected my little love into the Christ love in which all beings exist. I am the Cosmic Spirit of love. —Paramhansa Yogananda
Ananda services are nonsectarian and open to all. We invite you to join us in celebrating and sharing the universal truths taught by Paramhansa Yogananda and expressed by his direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda.
The Festival of Light is an allegorical story of the soul’s journey away from its home in God and back to union and complete freedom in spirit. At the end of the festival, you are invited to receive a blessing. There is Sunday School offered for children 4–11 during service. For children younger than 4, there is a family playroom with audio and video feed of the service. Older children are invited to attend service with their parents.
Easter Sunday Brunch
Following Sunday service, we will setup the sanctuary for our vegetarian potluck Easter Sunday Brunch. It will start at 11:30am, we encourage all to come and enjoy the satsang (fellowship) of Easter Sunday.
Please bring your favorite savory vegetarian dish to share.
Easter Egg Hunt and Dessert Houses
There will be an egg hunt at the Ananda Community at 1:30pm. The dessert houses, held in the Ananda Portland Community and always a favorite, will start at 1:30pm. The dessert houses will be boldly marked for easy locating.