Motto for the Year 2017
"The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him"
Dearly beloved in Christ,
Greetings in the name of our risen Lord Jesus Christ.
Our Lenten observance is going on and at the end of this period, we can finally proclaim, “Alleluia, Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia!” In the light of this proclamation, we acknowledge the Resurrection of our lord Jesus Christ. Easter is about the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, and about the triumph of eternal life over death. This is why this day is so important. With the resurrection comes new hope, new possibilities, new life, new promise, and change.
The Passion of Christ refers to the suffering and death of Jesus on the Cross for our sins. Jesus died in order to pay for our sins so that we could be reconciled with God. The Passion starts in the Garden of Gethsemane and ends with the burial and resurrection of the Jesus from the grave three days later. The Passion of Jesus occurred during what has become known as Holy Week which started with Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem and ended with His burial and resurrection a week later. Holy week begins the week before Easter and ends on Easter Sunday, also called Resurrection Sunday.
The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the foundation of the Christian system. If there was no resurrection, no Christianity. The resurrection of the Son of God should be a constant reminder to us of the wonderful biblical truths. We honour our Master’s victory over death—not once a year, but every moment in our life.