Christ is Risen Alleluia

Dear friends: Easter is the celebration of Christ’s resurrection from the dead. It is celebrated on Sunday, and marks the end of Holy Week, and end of Lent. As we know from the gospels, Jesus rose from the dead on the third day following His Crucifixion, which would be Sunday. His resurrection marks the triumph of good over evil, sin and death. This is one event which proves that those who trust in God and accept Christ will be raised from the Dead. Since Easter represents the fulfillment of God’s promises to mankind, it is the most important day in a Christian life. The gospel for Easter Sunday morning is from John, which unravels God’s promises that Jesus will be raised on the third day. The empty tomb and rolling away the stone from the tomb brought some anxious moments in the life of the women and the disciples.  Soon they experienced great Joy when Jesus met them. Jesus’ first command was “go to my brothers and say to them, I am ascending to my father and your father, to my God and your God”. Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord.” As we experience the Joy of Easter let us go and announce to others.

This will be my last Easter celebration here as your pastor. I thank you all for your love, care and support in the past seven years. I will be moving to Caledonia, part of St Catherine’s Diocese. I wish you all a Blessed EASTER and the Risen Christ’s abundant blessings.     

Fr. Jerome Mascarenhas

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