MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II, ON THE OCCASION OF THE FEAST OF THE HOLY RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II, ON THE OCCASION OF THE FEAST OF THE HOLY RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST

Today, the good tidings of the glorious Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ resound from the sacred altars of our churches. The wondrous tidings fill our hearts, burdened with the pains and losses of our motherland and national life, with hope and spiritual renewal. Life has triumphed, death has been defeated and trampled. With faith and trust in God, let us together bless the Lord in the words of the Prayerbook: 'We praise and glorify your holy, marvelous, and victorious Resurrection.’ Through his Resurrection, Christ has liberated humanity from the tyranny of evil. He has shown the path of forgiveness and love, reconciled humanity with God, and bestowed the hope and grace of eternal life. By the mercy of the Son of God, the dawn of life has spread over the darkness of death. The life-giving cross, upon which the holy blood of the Lord was shed, has become a sign of victory over death. And the faith in resurrection has become heavenly power for defeating evil.Dearly beloved, on this radiant day of the holy and glorious Resurrection, let us lift our prayers from the depths of our hearts to the Almighty God that he may grant peace and prosperity to the world, keep his all-protecting Holy Right hand over our homeland, and bless the Armenian nation with heavenly graces, enabling us to live in safety and security, and to glorify the All-Holy Trinity now and forevermore. Amen. Christ is risen from the dead. Blessed is the Resurrection of Christ.

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