From the Bishop



Dear Friends and Brothers and Sisters,

In this joyful season of Easter time, the time of the Paschal Mystery, I would like to share with you just a few words from St. Luke’s Gospel.

“So, they drew near to the village to which they were going. He appeared to be going further, but they constrained Him by saying, ‘Stay with us for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent.’ So, He went in and stayed with them. When He was at the table with them, He broke the bread and blessed it, and broke it, and gave it to them. And their eyes were open, and they recognized Him, and He vanished out of their sight. They said to each other, ‘Did not our hearts burn within us while He talked to us on the road, while He opened it to us, the Scriptures?’ And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem. And they found the eleven gathered together and those who were with them. Who said, ‘The Lord has risen indeed and has appeared to Simon.’ Then they told what had happened to them and how He was known to them with the breaking of the bread.” (Luke: 28)

The Gospel of the Lord.

My friends, Easter is not just one day, it’s a whole season.

In this reading from St. Luke’s Gospel, which is really the gospel that has a lot of appeal to folks, we hear of the Lord appearing to the disciples on the road to Emmaus, and them coming to know Him in the breaking of the bread, which is really saying the Eucharist. The Resurrection accounts in the Gospels all show that Jesus truly rose from the dead, He appeared to His friends, and He was there with them in His glorified body.

Let us take Easter time, the Paschal Season, and celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection every day – but not just Easter Sunday – but every day. And know that just as He came to the disciples on the road to Emmaus, so too He walks the road of life with us. I pray this is a very blessed Easter season for all of you, and you celebrate it the whole time, and walk with the Lord in His life and ministry.