The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Bishops' Easter Letter, 2018

Image: (c) 2014 He Qi, Used with permission
Image: (c) 2014 He Qi, Used with permission
Alleluia, Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia.
The journey of Holy Week draws us deeper into the story of God and God’s profound love for the world.
As we have journeyed through the events of Palm Sunday and Maundy Thursday our emotions ranged from gleeful joy to humble wonder to dark sadness. Friday brought us to the broken, pain-filled sorrow of death.
Our hearts are wrenched through this journey. As we walk we can feel our loving God taking on this story, not only to reveal his knowledge of our journeys, but his willingness to go deep into the truths of our lives – the sometimes painful, sometimes joyful, sometimes just ordinary, truths of our lives.
On Easter Day, the resurrection of Jesus Christ reveals God’s gift to us in the truth of the new life of Jesus: the truth that God is a God of love who walks with us and brings us to a place of wholeness, a place of possibility, a place of new life. New life that is grounded in hope and compassion. New life that is deeply connected to God’s love and passionate about sharing that love with the world. New life that reveals God’s justice in ways that transform not only our lives, but the whole world.
As your bishops, this is our prayer for you, that your lives will also be transformed by the new life of Jesus, by God’s justice, by God’s love and passion, by this truth.
Alleluia, Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia.
 
The Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas, Bishop Diocesan
The Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens, Bishop Suffragan


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