Christ is Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia is the ancient profession of faith with which for centuries the friends and followers of Christ have been greeting each other every Easter. May we in our own time, joyfully exclaim and share our faith, as we celebrate the central mystery of our faith.
Christ is Risen indeed, Alleluia, Alleluia is the traditional response to this greeting and proclamation. It would be wonderful if we could respond with the enthusiasm of our ancestors in the faith, because of the transforming grace and impact of our own experience of Christ's Resurrection.
My hope for all the members of our Church is that the power and glory of Christ's Resurrection might be expressed in our discovery of the Word of God; in our faith sharing experiences; in the freedom and joy which comes from forgiveness, reconciliation and healing.
May our New Evangelization efforts effectively bring about a re-birth of commitment to Jesus Christ and a renewed spirit in our Church.
Christ is Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Indeed He is Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Archbishop of Halifax-Yarmouth