Sunday, 20 April 2014

Christ Is Risen – He Is Risen Indeed. Alleluia!

Today is the most important day in the Christian calendar when we remember that God the Father raised Jesus from the dead. The grave could not hold him. Christ’s sacrifice of himself for the sins of the whole world on Good Friday had been accepted.

We started our day of celebration with a sunrise service in the open air in Brooks Hill Park as we remembered how Mary Magdalene went to Christ’s grave early in the morning on the first day of the week, but found it empty – but then Jesus met her and called her name. We had a time of meditation and prayers of thanksgiving. And we also sang two Easter hymns unaccompanied.

Then it was back to St Paul’s for breakfast together, before returning for the main morning service.