Members and Friends of Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes,
Blessings on this holiest of days, when, in a special way, we celebrate our Lord, Who says to each one of us, personally, "Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last, and the living one. I was dead, and see, I am alive for ever and ever." (Revelation 1:17-18)
Let us take the Easter journey, together, in hope. Let us not worry for a thing. The victory of divine love has been won. Let us not worry for a thing…
Hear the words of Brother Roger Schutte (+2005), of Taizé, the ecumenical monastic community in France:
"On Easter evening, Jesus went with two of his disciples as they walked to the village of Emmaus. They did not realize at the time that he was walking alongside them. We too experience times when we are unable to realize that, by the Holy Spirit, Christ remains at our side. Tirelessly he walks beside us. He illuminates our souls with unexpected light. And we discover that, even though some darkness may remain in us, in each person there is above all the mystery of his presence."
…Christ says to each person, “I love you with everlasting love. I will never leave you. By the Holy Spirit, I will be with you always.”
Blessed to be your Rector,
The Rev. Dominique Peridans