PASCHAL ADDRESS OF
BISHOP MATTHEW OF SOUROZH,
INTERIM ADMINISTRATOR OF
THE PATRIARCHAL PARISHES
IN THE USA & CANADA
Beloved in the Lord, all-honourable fathers, brothers, and sisters!
On the bright Feast of the Resurrection of Christ I warmly greet you with the words of the apostolic proclamation: CHRIST IS RISEN!
In these days of the worldwide celebration of the triumph of all-conquering love, when we celebrate ‘the death of death, the destruction of hell, and the beginning of a new and eternal life’ (Paschal Canon, Ode 7), may the radiant and saving light of the Resurrection of Christ fill souls with unending joy in the Risen Saviour, and may His inexpressible divine love shine forth in our hearts and may the fire of divine illumination, peace, joy and hope burn brightly in our hearts!
With all my heart I congratulate the faithful children of the Russian Orthodox Church on the bright Feast of the Pascha of Christ - CHRIST IS RISEN INDEED!
Bishop of Sourozh
Interim Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes
in the USA & Canada
Pascha of Christ, 2022