Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem March 2010 Newsletter and Easter Message
Our Orthodox brethren start Holy Week on the Saturday before Palm Sunday, honoring the raising of Lazarus from the dead, preparing for the resurrection of Jesus.
Christians, in all generations, face many challenges. Our current generation is no different than those who have gone before us. We, with you, have great responsibilities and many obstacles. The Christian Church faces struggles here in this land and yet we continue to be full of hope that we are at one and the same time the Church of Calvary and the Church of the Resurrection. Our faith is not in the power of death, but in the power of the sacrificial life of Christ. In Jerusalem, we live in the hope of the resurrection.
We know the power of the resurrection. We know the power of God to bring hope out of despair. We know the power of the gift of eternal life for all who believe. Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Alleluia!
With best wishes for a blessed Holy Week and a Happy Easter,
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem