A blessed Pascha to all near and far. We have journeyed through the suffering of the scourge, the pain of the crown of thorns, and the torture of the Cross. We have wept at the tomb and mourned the death of He who loved us to the end.
And yet on this glorious morning, we rejoice that we are more than triumphant. For He who was crucified is risen! Death has died and life is become immortal. Orphaned souls have now become beloved children of God the Father. Fasting is replaced by feasting. Fear and sorrow are replaced with peace and joy!
For Christ is risen! He who bore our sins and suffered in His great Love for us has triumphed over death. He is risen! And the world is renewed. He is risen! And we are all become brother and sisters in His Love. He is risen! And the darkness of Evil turns in flight before the Light of the God who is Love!
Thanks be for the glory of His three day Resurrection that has made our peace with God.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who contributed to make this year's Holy Week celebration most beautiful and spiritually uplifting:
and the generosity of the staff and laity of Sacred Heart Catholic Church
and the Administrator of the Diocese of Charleston
These last few days have been some of the most moving and beautiful of this old priest's life. Thanks be to God!
Christ is risen! Truly, He is risen!