April 20, 2014

A Most Blessed Easter to All

 Christ has risen! Indeed, he has risen! Alleluia!
Adoration of the Paschal Lamb
What is the Pascha? 
It obtains its name from its characteristic: from suffer (pathein) comes suffering (paschein). 

Learn therefore who is the Suffering One, and who shares the suffering of the Suffering One, and why the Lord is present on the earth to clothe Himself with the Suffering One and carry Him off to the heights of  heaven. It is He that delivered us from slavery to liberty, from darkness to light, from death to life, from tyranny to eternal royalty; and made us a new priesthood and an eternal people personal to Him. He is the Pascha of our salvation.

St. Melito of Sardis - "On Pascha"

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