Easter message by His Holiness Catholicos of the East: Christ’s resurrection signifies big victory despite problems for mankind
His Holiness Baselious Marthoma Paulose II, Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan, has in his Easter message called upon the faithful to face the problems and not be disappointed, since victory is at the end of every phase.His Holiness, who delivered the Easter message at the Muscat Mar Gregorios Orthodox Church, pointed out that despite the numerous problems we face in this world, we need to move forward and not be cowed down by them. Even with the issues, man still overcomes them all and comes forward to happy times in the end which in itself is victory. This victory is an indication and message of resurrection.
For Easter, Christians experience their biggest moment which is not a silly and an ordinary experience in itself. His Holiness said that from Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection, we must leave an imprint in our life. The resurrection is also big proof enough that death is not the end of all but we live through a different life and have a right to a happy and everlasting life.
His Holiness also reiterates in his message that mankind has to be part of a world beset with problems, neglection, poverty, sadness, and face them. In the same manner, Jesus also expects traits from us just like we fed Him when He was hungry, clothed Him when he was naked, visited Him when he was alone. Similarly we must strive to take part in the pain of others in our ordinary life. Through this message, Jesus who showed that his life of crucifixion and resurrection was not for him but for others, and set a shining example for others to follow them.
“We have passed through the last stages life of Christ, who overcame death and also participated in His suffering, followed by crucifixion and resurrection. Each year we celebrate the resurrection of Christ and once again we have been part of the passion week, going through them all. We need to take something new in our life and imbibe it in our life,” His Holiness said adding that we need to bring solace to others just like Christ who brought peace upon all mankind.
His Holiness ended his message by extending his Easter greetings to all.
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!
Wishing all a blessed feast of Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!