CHRIST IS RISEN! CHISTOS VOSKRESE! CHRISTOS ANESTI!
St. Mary”s Faithful, Family and Friends,
The Beauty of Pashca is revealed ! The Lord is Risen! It is true, He is alive, and so shall we be, if we also travel the Way of the Cross and die to ourselves, and this world. Death is a subject that must be spoken of and talked about, if we are to understand that without death there can be no resurrection! So, in order to experience the Resurrection we must allow our will to die so that God’s will can reign.
This means the death of our Egoic nature, selfishness, pride, and, through the filling of the Holy Spirit. It means acquiring "the peace that passes all understanding". This peace enters our hearts, and through active true humility, we love God with all of our heart, all our attention, with all of our soul and strength, we then show this peace and love to those whom God has placed in our lives.
This love is the overcoming of death, and the defeat of the power of death to do any harm to the faithful and prepared child of God. This love is Christ standing at the destroyed gates of hell pulling from the tombs those in death and bringing them into life again.
Jesus said, “I am the way the Truth and the Life no man comes to the Father except through Me”(Jn. 14:6). We must follow Him who is The Way and He who is The Life we must sell our attachment to this world and ‘be dead to it” and its ways and live as Christ. Death is overcome! Christ is risen!