Happy Easter to all!

Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live. And whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26)

On Good Friday, the Church commemorates the passion and death of our Lord Jesus Christ. On the next day, Holy Saturday, we remember the burial of our Lord, and how he lay in the tomb. At midnight, the beginning of Easter Sunday, we commemorate his Resurrection.

I love the Easter Vigil Liturgy, and this year I took part in it once again.
The Easter Vigil is a ceremony that takes place after dark on Holy Saturday, i.e. Easter Eve. It includes a ceremony to make a new fire and light the Paschal candle.

Watching the Paschal Candle (symbolizing the light of salvation) being lit in the darkness, I truly felt glad to be a Christian. I hope to light a small fire of faith.

I pray that the light of Christ’s resurrection will bring hope and salvation for people all over the world, and that God’s will be done for all people.