"Christ is risen!"

“Christ is risen!” (in Greek: Χριστός Ανέστη - Christós Anésti!)

The response to this ancient greeting which is still in use: “Indeed He is risen!” This response is a proclamation of what we believe.

On Easter Sunday we celebrate the most unique victory over death for which we have been preparing during the Lenten season. St. Augustine in the 4th century reminds us why we are filled with such great joy at Easter and throughout this season. “We are an Easter people and Alleluia is our song.” In other words, Easter is not just a doctrine. It is a reality that we live and celebrate joyfully in worship. Throughout this season and indeed throughout the Ordinary Time we live as “an Easter People” and sing the “Alleluia.” If we are an Easter people, then there is nothing to be afraid of, because we know that Christ’s power of the resurrection will indeed lead us to victory. Whatever we may be worried about or afraid of, in faith, the resurrection changes all that. In Christ, the Risen Lord, we will emerge triumphantly.

That is the good news Easter brings to all of us. If you are facing health issues, marital crisis, economic crisis, personal crisis, this message is for you. God, is out to transform all that and lead you to overcome the crisis, whatever it may be. God intends you to have life in abundance; to live as an Easter person. After reading this Easter message, enter into a prayer of transformation and allow Christ, the Risen Lord to lead you into victory. He is risen to give you hope and a new life.

I wish you all a blessed and fruitful Easter season.

“Christ is risen! He risen indeed, Alleluia!”

Monsignor John S. Mbinda