May you always rejoice in the Lord…
May you ever find happiness in the Glory of the Lord…
May you find comfort, love and serenity in the Presence of the Risen Lord…
Wishing you All a Happy and Blessed Easter Anno Domini 2016
Your priests Fr Bob and Fr. Jerzy
Christians, to the Paschal Victim offer sacrifice and praise.
The sheep are ransomed by the Lamb;
and Christ, the undefiled,
has sinners to his Father reconciled.
Death with life contended:
combat strangely ended!
Life’s own Champion, slain, yet lives to reign.
Tell us, Mary: say what did you see upon the way.
The tomb the Living did enclose;
I saw Christ’s glory as he rose!
The angels there attesting;
shroud with grave-clothes resting.
Christ, my hope, has risen:
he goes before you into Galilee.
That Christ is truly risen from the dead we know.
Victorious king, your mercy show!
Easter is the holiday that celebrates and commemorates the central event of the Christian faith: the Resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after his death by crucifixion. All major branches of Christianity observe the holiday. Today, other than church attendance, the holiday often involves Easter Eggs for toys and candy as well as the imagery of bunnies and rabbits. Easter occurs the Sunday after Good Friday. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the centrepiece of the Christian faith, according to the Apostle Paul, who even says that if Jesus Christ has not been resurrected then the Christian faith is worthless and futile (1 Cor. 15:14-17). Therefore, without Easter there is no Christianity. Easter is the oldest Christian holiday and the most important day of the church year. All the Christian movable feasts and the entire liturgical year of worship are arranged around Easter. Easter is preceded by the season of Lent, a 40-day period of fasting and repentance culminating in Holy Week, and followed by a 50-day Easter Season that stretches from Easter to Pentecost.