"Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people, and hallelujah is our song."
~Blessed Pope John Paul II
|Icon of the Resurrection of Christ, Eastern Orthodox|
"On Easter Day, the veil between time and eternity thins to gossamer."
|"Resurrection of the Christ" ~Fra Angelico|
"There is not room for Death,
Nor atom that His might could render void:
Thou--Thou art Being and Breath,
And what Thou art may never be destroyed."
|"Resurrection" by Carl Heinrich Bloch|
"No pain, no palm;
No thorn, no throne;
No gall, no glory;
No cross, no crown."
|"Resurrection" by Van Dyke|
Rain and dew and gleams of glory from the brightness of your face;
That with hearts in heaven dwelling, we on earth might fruitful be,
And by angel hands be gathered, and be ever, Lord, with thee."
From the Book of Common Prayer 2011:
THE COLLECT FOR EASTER SUNDAY OR THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST
ALMIGHTY God, who through your only eternal Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life; Grant that, by your mighty power going before us, we may die daily to sin and live with him forever in the glory of his resurrection; Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and rules with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen. (References: Acts 2.24; John 9.25; 1 Peter 1.3; Hebrews 2.14-15; James 1.4)
Wishing you all a joyous Resurrection Day and a glorious Eastertide!!
Soli Deo Gloria,