Easter message: Empty tomb is the powerful symbol of Easter: Bishop of Colombo | Daily News

Easter message: Empty tomb is the powerful symbol of Easter: Bishop of Colombo

This is the joyous proclamation of Easter which rings out in the liturgy of the Eastern Orthodox Church and with which I greet you this Eastertide, Bishop of Colombo Rt. Revd Dhiloraj R. Canagasabey states in an Easter message.

The message: "The empty tomb is the powerful symbol of Easter, portraying both the ultimate triumph of life giving and life affirming forces over those forces that deny life, - the dark forces of evil, death and destruction as well as being a symbol of that promise of emptying, cleansing and light that the resurrection of Christ brings to human kind and to the entire natural world.

This is a promise that we as a nation, irrespective of our different identities can find hope in. It is also a call for us to open ourselves as individuals, as communities and as a nation to the forces of life and light in all their forms, to cleanse ourselves, our structures, our environment and our country of all the dark, destructive, harmful and death dealing forces and elements which plague us.

May the Risen Christ inspire us and lead us in the path of life!" 


 

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