No one thought last Easter that we would still be in the depths of a pandemic the next Easter. However, this year Holy Week doesn’t feel like we are stuck on Holy Saturday. There is an anticipation and a brightness to the week as we go through the rituals of remembering the moments of darkness that lead us to the light where we proclaim, “He is risen”.
We are still in the pandemic and going through the darkness, but the light of Easter morning is close, and we can sense the light of the Easter day.
“Do not be afraid: Jesus is risen! The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!” (Matthew 28: 6 -7)
Holy God, creator of all, the risen Christ taught from scripture of his death, resurrection, and ascension into your glorious presence. May the living Lord breathe on us his peace, that our eyes may be opened to recognize him in breaking bread, and to follow wherever he leads, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
Book of Common Worship PCUSA