At the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, Orthodox Christians marked Easter with a 1,200 year old tradition of a new fire marking the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
Day: April 20, 2014
At St. Peter’s Basilica on Saturday, Pope Francis baptized ten new Christians at the Easter Virgil and, in his homily, urged those gathered to remember where they first found their faith. Pope Francis concluded by saying,
For Bishop Shannon Johnston of the Diocese of Virginia and the Rev. Tory Baucum, rector of Truro Church in Fairfax, Virginia, building a relationship was not easy in the wake of lawsuits over ownership of the Truro parish property. But in the spring of 2011, Johnston and Baucum began a friendship across a deep fracture …
Not just a definite sign of spring but a wonderful gift at this Easter season. Wearing the color of a brilliant golden sun and always somehow promising… Image above (and on front-page mastheads): Forsythia by Paul Jeffrey Poling of BigDog Photography. Words above by Paul Jeffrey Poling.
Alleluia! Christ is risen! Breathe deep. Let the healing breaths of the Holy Spirit fill your lungs today, and continue to let her breathe for you, not just in these 50 days of Easter, but all year long.