Alleluia, the Lord is risen.
Today is Easter Sunday. We say in Tagalog, “Maligayang Pasko ng Pagkabuhay”. It is not even about Easter eggs and bunnies ( the celebration has been too commercialized because of those). It is about our Lord Jesus Christ rising from the dead. He paid for our sins by dying on the cross. It only goes to show that the resurrection is a triumph, life is more powerful than death. Here’s to new life, new hope and new beginning for all of us.
We attended Easter Sunday mass early today. The church was full, we sat on plastic stools. Today is also the renewal of our baptismal promises. Whereas before our godparents uttered those words for us, today, we said the same words. We reject Satan and the lure of evil in our lives. We believe in God, the father Almighty, we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church. We believe in the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.
Easter Sunday is celebrated solemnly in every Catholic Church. The Paschal candle is blessed and lit throughout the Paschal season and that is during Easter and on special occasions like baptisms.
Whereas before we abstained from eating meat every Friday during the Lenten season, one could start again if one wants too.
Happy and blessed Easter to all. Have a nice week ahead.