Sunday, April 20, 2014

April 20: Alleluia! Christ is Risen!


"Resurrection of Christ" by Noel Coypel

History

Today we celebrate the Resurrection of Christ. When Jesus rose from the dead, He conquered sin and death. Heaven was opened so that we can (someday) join Him there, worshiping God in all His glory. Easter (or Pascha) is  the biggest feast and the holiest day of the year. The traditional greeting for this holy day is, “Christ is risen!”, which is answered with, “He is risen indeed!”

Activity


It’s appropriate to decorate your home with flowers. Hang a wreath of lilies on your front door. Prepare a special meal as well. But be sure to start your festivities with Mass. If you didn’t attend Vigil Mass last night, go as early as you can this morning so that you can spend the entire day celebrating Jesus’ great gift to us.

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

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