With joy-filled heart, we celebrate the glorious event that Christ is risen. “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). Celebrating the victory over death, gained for us by Our Lord Jesus Christ, we contemplate the joy of our ultimate victory over death at the end of our journey on earth.
Our Holy Redeemer, Jesus Christ, has conquered death and all that weakens the Divine life in us. We celebrate it not only on Easter Sunday but also every Sunday. Gathering at the table of God’s Word and the Eucharist, we celebrate the glorious event of the Resurrection of The Lord.
The Resurrection is the foundation of our faith. As St. Paul says: “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:14).
Celebration of the Easter, every year, gives us an opportunity to renew the fervor of our Baptism and to commit ourselves to live up to our Baptismal promise. May our encounter with the Risen Lord on our journey of faith touch us deeply and transform us. Let us live, as St. Augustine stated, as “Easter People” who commit to give their time, talent and treasure in witness.
May The Risen Lord bless you all
Fr. Arul Joseph V.