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Resurrection - Andrea Mantegna

 O God, who for our redemption didst give thine only-begotten Son to the death of the Cross, and by his glorious resurrection hast delivered us from the power of our enemy; Grant us so to die daily from sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through the

same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


There is a new and abiding sense of wonder that greets us on Easter morning. Something
strange and very different has happened in the world; something so astonishing we just cannot
grasp it. We can sense it, even if we cannot yet describe it. Even if the moment is beyond our
grasp, we embrace the joy of Easter Day with great enthusiasm. We shout out the familiar
phrases: “He is Risen; the Lord is Risen indeed!” We sing: “The strife is o'er, the battle done,
the victory of life is won.” We know the words. Many of us have sung the hymns since we
became old enough to know about words and music. Yet, even as we participate in the grand
and timeless rituals, that strange and abiding sense of wonder lingers in our hearts and minds.

It all begins with the question: where is Jesus? We believe we know. We have watched
the sad and tragic story of holy week unfold before us. We have watched as the God of our
creation was condemned and put to death. He has died and was buried. Today, we follow the
few mourners who have come to the tomb at first light. They find that the tomb is empty. The
stone has been rolled away. And the body of Jesus is gone. Perhaps it had been stolen. It is a
logical explanation; the only explanation that really makes sense. And yet, there are other
possibilities; possibilities we have never considered. Until now. Where, then, is Jesus?


As the light reaches into the empty tomb, we gather up our courage to look inside. We
had expected a place of death, a dark place that held all our fears. Yet, as we look into that
space, a profound transformation begins to take place within us. We are surprised that our
expectations have been so wrong. The tomb is truly empty. Jesus has taken away all our fears ,
all our notions about death.

It is Easter morning. The world has changed. This transformation has come about
because God has willed it so. Sin and death have been overcome. We begin to understand.
Beyond all the theological words written about salvation, the atonement and the grace of God,
we know in our hearts that this day is about the fullness of God's love for us. It is the power of
a love unknown, a love brought to us by Jesus, a love that embraces us in all its fullness this
Easter morning, a love that says to us: I will be with you always, even to the ending of the


Christ is risen! Christ is risen today!  He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Your Brother in Christ,

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We preach Christ Jesus as we have received Him in the Anglican Tradition as preserved in the Seven Ecumenical Councils and the Scriptures. 

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The Most Rev. Juan Garcia

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