Sunday, April 24, 2011

Χριστός ἀνέστη!

Christ Is Risen!  He Is Risen Indeed!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

For two thousand years we have shouted these words, sung them loud, and cherished their gift and blessing.  As we gather one more year to hear the ancient story which is always new, let us not waver in voice nor grow weary in singing.  Let us carry forth in our bodies the resurrection of Christ just as we carry forth His death.  Let us show forth His life to a world still clinging to the shadows of darkness and death.  Let us find comfort and consolation in the promise of the empty tomb.  Let us find courage and boldness in the witnesses who saw Him and the disciples who ate with Him after His resurrection.  Let us rejoice in the hope that is ours as gift full and free, but the most costly treasure ever known.  For we are an Easter people, a people marked by the life of Christ in us, so that we shall not die, but live, now and forevermore.  The ancient song for a time laid aside is ours now again.  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Christ Is Risen!  He Is Risen Indeed!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

A blessed and wonderful celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord to you and to all your family!


Chris said...

Alithos anesti!

Anonymous said...

Christians are Easter People who
live in a Good Friday world. Thanks
be to Christ who gives us the
victory on our journey from earth
to heaven. Christ is Risen.