Solemnity of the Resurrection
“Dear brothers and sisters, on this most sacred night, in which our Lord Jesus passed over from death to life, the Church calls upon her sons and daughters, scattered throughout the world, to come together to watch and pray, to listen to his Word and celebrate the Easter Mysteries.”
The words of this familiar invitation mark the beginning of the Church’s Easter Celebration. Although most will be unable to attend the Easter Liturgies, we are gathered as one in the presence of Christ our Risen Lord. Whenever we turn to the Scriptures, especially the Easter Readings, ours is a real and living communion with the Risen Christ.