Beloved in Christ,
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!
It is with great joy that I greet you this year in celebration of the Holy Resurrection of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ!
Christ has broken down the gates of Hades by freely submitting to a death which could not contain Him. We rejoice, for death has been swallowed up by His glorious death and third-day resurrection.
Today, Life springs from the tomb, the door to the Kingdom of Heaven is opened, and the Light of Christ that illumines all shines forth brilliantly!
Jesus Christ is our Life. He is our Resurrection. He is our Pascha.
We rejoice, because this is God's gift to us.
May you enjoy a blessed Paschal season this year.
Yours in Christ,
Rt. Rev. Bishop THOMAS
Bishop of Charleston/Oakland and Assistant to the Metropolitan