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An Easter Message from the Archbishop of Dublin

An Easter message from the Archbishop of Dublin, the Most Revd Michael Jackson:

Easter Day brings to a climax a long period of anticipation and searching. This period in the Christian Church is called Lent. It is a time of penitence and of preparation. As Jesus Christ has spent time in the wilderness and time in the city of Jerusalem, so we have had the opportunity to reflect on our relationship with ourselves, with others and with the world around us. Ecology, society and politics come together in the time we have been given under God in the Season of Lent for reflection and for dedication. Easter calls us to joy and to action. We rejoice with the church worldwide in the Hallelujah of the resurrection and in the assurance of God’s presence with us in Christ Risen. We in Dublin and Glendalough remember with thanksgiving the faithful witness of the Christians in Jerusalem and in the land of The Holy One.

‘The risen Christ came and stood among his disciples and said, Peace be with you. Then were they glad when they saw the Lord.’ St John 20.19,20. This is the Easter Message of Holy Scripture.

I wish you all Happy Easter

+Michael