2008-03-24 14:21:00

Greeting address of Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia to the heads of Christian Churches and communities celebrating the Resurrection of Christ in compliance with the Western paschal cycle

Christ is Risen!

On the days of bright Paschal festival we glorify Our Savior Jesus Christ, Who broke the power of death and illuminated the way to life and immortality (2 Timothy 1:10)

Life of modern world is full of hardships and challenges. Many countries and regions go through bloody conflicts, the hostility between people grows. Christian values are forced out of social life.

But no matter how complicated the reality is Christians are called to win over the unbelief of “this world,” overcome all troubles and difficulties and get inspired by the Paschal joy and words of our Lord Jesus Christ: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world (John 16:33)

I heartily congratulate you on the Holy Easter and wish you joy, good health and God’s help in all good undertakings.

With love in Christ Resurrected,

Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia