Christos Anesti! Christ is risen! He is truly risen! Alleluia!
I hope you and your loved ones have a blessed celebration of the Resurrection, and that you will join me in this prayer:
Lord Jesus Christ, in the darkness of death you have created light; in the abyss of the deepest loneliness the protective power of your love abides now an always; in the midst of your hiddenness we can sing the Hallelujah of the saved. Grant us the humble simplicity of faith, which will not swerve when you call us into hours of darkness and abandonment, when everything seems to be called into question: Grant us, in this time when your work seems to be immersed in mortal struggle, enough light not to lose you, enough light that we can become light to others in still greater need of it. Let the mystery of your Easter joy shine like the light of dawn on our days; grant us that we may truly be men of Easter in the midst of the Holy Saturday of history. Grant that through the bright and dark days of these times we may be of good cheer on the path towards your coming glory.
—Fr. Joseph Ratzinger, Meditations on Holy Week
Image: Icon of the Resurrection