Reading Recommended by His Grace
The Feast of the Glorious Resurrection and the 50 Joyous Days
The 27th day of the blessed month of Parmoute - 16th day of the blessed month of Paone
In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen.
The reading recommended for the Glorious Feast of the Resurrection and through the 50 Joyous Days is, "The Spiritual Meaning of Resurrection", written by His Grace Bishop Youssef.
His Grace begins the book with a sense of hope and trust when he states, "To die with Christ is the end of the 'immortal life' and the resurrection with Christ is the beginning of 'everlasting life'." Thus we too are being resurrected to live in the heavenly kingdom.
His Grace further explains the spiritual meaning of the resurrection enactment during the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Resurrection. This gives the readers an opportunity to understand the depth of our church rite reminding us that the doors of the Paradise are opened and we are no longer in darkness.
This book, "The Spiritual Meaning of Resurrection", reminds us that through the glorious resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, we have become victorious. It is through this victory that we live the 50 Joyous days with hope, power, and happiness.
May the blessings of the Glorious Resurrection and the 50 Joyous Days be a time to be joyful and thankful for the opportunity to renew our immortal life into the everlasting life.
Bishop, Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States
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