The Archbishop’s Message for Easter 2014

Archbishop Peter’s Easter Message

NCC UK & Ireland

The Resurrection Is What Makes Us Different

On the first day of the week, the third day of his Passion, Jesus Christ rose from the dead. Today is his day.

Many great historical figures have led exemplary lives, taught wise doctrines, and even died for the truth. But only one has risen again.

Among the vast array of humanity’s greatest heroes, only about Jesus Christ can we say: “He rose again on the third day, in fulfilment of the scriptures.”

Only in Christ’s resurrection do goodness and power finally unite. The good guy wins! Only in Christ’s resurrection does love prove that it is stronger than death. In Christ and in his resurrection, a new – a wildly new – hope dawns for all mankind, the hope that if we stay united to him through faith and grace, we will rise with him, rise from our very tombs, and live…

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