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Thursday, April 25, 2019

From Mother Vicki





















The Rev. Canon Victoria R. Sirota
Priest-in-Charge


Collect for Easter Sunday


Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord's resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,


“Alleluia! Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!”

Easter Sunday is the greatest feast day of the Christian calendar. On this day, we celebrate the great gift of God’s love revealed to us through Jesus’s sacrifice and the miracle of his resurrection. Like his disciples, we too will experience his resurrected presence at different times and in different ways. God’s power over evil and death changes how we view our lives and how we face the future.

“The strife is o’er, the battle done,

the victory of life is won;
the song of triumph has begun. Alleluia!”

“The powers of death have done their worst,

But Christ their legions hath dispersed:
Let shout of holy joy outburst. Alleluia!”

Hymn 208, verses 1 and 2, Latin 1695, trans. Francis Pott (1832-1909)


May the sure knowledge of Christ’s Resurrection fill your lives with holy joy and transform your struggles into opportunities to experience first-hand God’s grace and profound love for you. Happy Easter!

“Alleluia! Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!”

In Christ and with much love,

Vicki+
The Rev. Canon Victoria R. Sirota
Priest-in-Charge




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