For us all as we continue our journey through Lent so we may be prepared to experience Holy Week and Easter.
For those who are oppressed, those fleeing violence and war, for those in public office so that they see the true Christ.
For God’s Mercy and Peace and for a stop to all gun violence and racial divide.
This week we celebrate Easter.
The Liturgical Colors for Easter are White or Gold.
Greetings in Christ,
Alleluia, Alleluia! He has risen Alleluia! These are our Easter praises that the Lord, whom was hung and died on the cross on Good Friday, defeated death and sin and redeemed us, His Holy People, back to be with God the Father! These next 50 days are our great celebration of our faith in Christ and His promises.
We have endured such waves of emotion on Holy Week and now we can freely rejoice! Despite our broken world, God is always present. His love is present in each of us. It is up to us to reflect that love to one another. Just as in the new commandment, “You are to love one another. As I love you, you are to love one another as God loves us!” That is what Christ proclaimed on Holy Thursday. It is in our Easter praises and our Easter celebrations that the ultimate love of God is projected. The resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
He is risen! He has risen indeed!
My Sincere Blessings to You!
+Most Rev. William A. Johnson, D.D.
ACCUS Presiding Archbishop