Wednesday, April 11, 2018

'The shocking experience of the Easter witnesses...'

Dear Parish Faithful,


Pascha - The Fourth Day (Bright Wednesday)

"The first witnesses... knew him as the one with whom they had traveled through Galilee, the one who had taught and led them. They experienced him as the one who had been crucified. Therefore the Risen One also bore the wounds of his passion in his body. He retained them as glorified wounds, because resurrection means that every instant a person lived bears fruit in eternal life with God. 

"That is why later Christian iconography always depicted the Risen One in his fully embodied self - with all the wounds that had been inflicted on him. That corresponded exactly to the shocking experience of the Easter witnesses, an experience they could never have invented."

- Gerhard Logfink

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