Dear Cathedral Family and Friends,
Alleluia! Christ is risen! Wherever you are this Easter morning, stretch out your arms and receive this great Good News, and then share it with someone else, in whatever way you can—with a phone call or a text or on FaceTime or Zoom.
Our Easter service will be available for you to stream this morning, and I hope that you will set aside some time for worship and make your time special by dressing up, lighting some candles, having some flowers in view, and then spending time enjoying a good meal. We will be together in the Spirit in all the places within which the Body is dispersed.
This Holy Week has been a profoundly moving one for me, as I have been conscious in a way deeper than ever before of walking the Way of the Cross, the Way of Love, with Jesus. I have prayed that the same would be true for all of you.
On this “happy morning,” my prayer is that each one of you will know a profound Easter joy on this day. Please join me in continuing to pray for the healing of our world, asking God to show us how we can be a part of creating new life and hope in the midst of this present crisis. Remember that Easter is not just today, but always in the risen life of Christ. And, more immediately, that the Great Fifty Days of Easter has just begun.
Whenever we are able to return to our life together at the corner of Church and St. Emanuel Streets, we will celebrate our Easter life by raising the flower cross and saying the Easter acclamation. Until that time comes, we will continue to walk in His love out in the world, knowing that the risen Christ goes before us.