As we solemnly celebrate the events of Christ’s final days this Holy Week, we are filled with awe and gratitude for his willingness to suffer and die for our salvation.
In our prayers, we lift up the people close to us and those everywhere who are in need of God’s care and protection. We pray for peace, healing and comfort for those living in war and poverty, and we pray for the grace and courage to be witnesses that Christ is risen!
Archbishop Richard Smith of Edmonton offers a special reflection for Easter 2017 in the following video. At the heart of the Easter celebrations, he says, is the extraordinary and real hope offered to us by the Risen Lord Jesus.