Dear Parish Faithful,
CHRIST IS RISEN!
INDEED HE IS RISEN!
Pascha - The Fifth Day (Bright Thursday)
"O heavenly Pascha! ... by thee the darkness of death has been destroyed and life poured out on every creature, the gates of heaven have been opened, God has shown himself as man and humanity has ascended and become God!
"Thanks to thee the gates of Hades have been shattered ... Thanks to thee the great banqueting hall is full for the marriage feast, all the guests are wearing a wedding garment and no one, having no garment, will be cast out...
"Thanks to thee the fire of love is burning in all, in spirit and body, fed by the very oil of Christ."
Easter Homily inspired by Hippolytus