ARCHPASTORAL PASCHAL GREETING
Christ is Risen!
Although the truth of the Resurrection is universal, we must participate in transfiguring the world around us by sharing this angelic Good News and being admirable witnesses to the risen Lord.
How to do this?
Strengthen ourselves by serving God and our neighbors by fear and truth, putting away empty vanity and foolish decisions.
Today we sing: It is the day of the Resurrection! Let us reflect the Feast and let us embrace one another. Let us say: “Brother!” or “Sister!” and forgive all things because of the Resurrection.
Saint Gregory of Nazianzus says: “I can hardly wait for the voice of the Archangel, the last trumpet, the transfiguration of the heavens, the transformation of the earth, the liberation of the elements, the renovation of the universe!”
Prayerfully I wish you, your community, your families a wonderful and beautiful Feast filled with the light and joy of Pascha.
For Christ is risen and we arose with Him! Christ has burst from the tomb and our own graves stand emptied! Christ is risen, and life is renewed, and we are all made alive in Him to Whom be all honor and glory for ever.
Truly He is risen!
With Paschal joy,
+ Metropolitan (S) JOSEPH