THE LORD IS TRULY RISEN, ALLELUYA!
May the risen Lord fill our lives with thanks and joy. Easter is the feast of life, the feast of the definitive defeat of death. This is the "Good News" that the risen Lord brings us.
Today we acclaim Jesus as our risen Lord; we thank God that in the risen Lord a new life has begun for us and a new dawn has come for the world.
Today we sing songs of praise and Alleluyas in honor of God who called our Lord Jesus Christ out of the tomb of death to a life that breaks through all barriers. Jesus' death is our ransom from death; his resurrection is our rising to life.
On Easter Sunday we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and the certainty that we too will rise from death. Let us give thanks to the Father for He has brought us life and joy through Jesus Christ, his beloved Son.
The Apostles gave witness to the reality of Resurrection through martyrdom.
"Now, since our message is that Christ has been raised from can some among death, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, neither has Christ risen; and if Christ has not risen, vain then is our preaching, vain too is your faith... if the dead do not rise, neither has Christ risen... But the truth is, Christ has risen from the dead, as the guarantee that those who sleep in death will also be raised. For, since by a man came death, by a man also comes resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die,so in Christ all will be made to live" (1Corinthians, 15).
CHRIST IS RISEN, ALLELUYA. We too will be raised from death!.....With Christians all over the world let us shout this cry of joy and thanks to God.
Fr. Cipriano Bontacchio