Celebrating Easter

He is Risen! He is Risen indeed!

This is the traditional Easter greeting heard throughout the world this day by Christians from many different traditions. If you would like to see the variety of Paschal greetings, the Orthodox Church in America has a list in many languages.

One more quote, from the German pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, to commemorate this day:

“We pay more attention to dying than to death. We’re more concerned to get over the act of dying than to overcome death. Socrates mastered the art of dying; Christ overcame death as the last enemy. There is a real difference between the two things; the one is within the scope of human possibilities, the other means resurrection. It’s not from ars moriendi, the art of dying, but from the resurrection of Christ, that a new and purifying wind can blow through our present world. Here is the answer to Archimedes’ challenge: “Give me somewhere to stand, and I will move the earth.” If only a few people believed that and acted on it in their daily lives, a great deal would be changed. To live in the light of resurrection — that is what Easter means.”                                                                              Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Have a blessed Easter celebration!

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One Response to Celebrating Easter

  1. yourothermotherhere says:

    Thank you and may God bless you and your loved ones as well.

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