A very happy and blessed Easter to all our readers! Please join us at 6.30 tonight for the Vigil.
Readings for the Easter Vigil:
Word format: Easter A B C
Pdf format: Easter A B C
Let’s face it, our culture has walked so far away from Jesus that it is now high time we turned around and saw him with fresh eyes. Christians are not worshipping some mythical figure, wise teacher or guru.
The first witnesses maintain that the same Jesus who had been brutally and unmistakably put to death and buried was, through the power of God, alive again. He was not vaguely “with God,” nor had his soul escaped from his body; nor had he risen in a purely symbolic or metaphorical sense. He, Jeshoua from Nazareth, the friend whom they knew, was alive again. What was expected for all the righteous dead at the end of time had happened, in time, to this one particular man, to this Jesus. It was the very novelty of the event that gave such energy and verve to the first Christian proclamation. On practically every page of the New Testament, we find a grab-you-by-the-lapels quality, for the early Christians were not trading in bland spiritual abstractions or moral bromides. They were trying to tell the whole world that something so new and astounding had happened that nothing would ever again be the same. ( Fr Robert Barron: continue reading at http://www.wordonfire.org/resources/article/what-easter-means/482/)
Watch this video to find out why the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is credible.
Even today, miracles are occurring to confirm that Jesus is alive and with us. They just don’t get into the mainstream media. Read here about the Eucharistic Miracle witnessed by Pope Francis, and attested to by well-known Australian investigative journalist, Mike Willesee.