Christus Resurrexit! Sicut Dixit, Alleluia! This Latin Easter greeting which means Christ is risen! As He said, Alleluia!, reminds us that the celebration of Easter is the fulfillment of a promise. Christ promised his disciples that after being handed over and crucified he would rise from the dead. They did not know what he meant until they experienced it. Christ promises all of us that we too will experience the resurrection if we hold fast to the commandments and the promises of God. It is easy to see the darkness of the world around us, but even in the most troubling times we remember that the glory of God has conquered even the darkest night. Today we share this Easter greeting with the whole world. We believe that Jesus rose from the dead, which means that we live each day in the glory of Christ’s Resurrection and that we look forward to the fulfillment of God’s promises that we too will experience our resurrection as well. On behalf of our deacons and our entire parish staff I wish a very joyful and blessed Easter.