of Our Lord
The resurrection of the Lord is the central event of our salvation, the one that gives meaning to who we are and what we do. Every celebration of the eucharist and the other mysteries refers to it as the source of inspiration and meaning. The resurrection is the feast of feasts, the queen of all feasts. The Maronite Church celebrates the Season of the Glorious Resurrection up until the Feast of Pentecost, fifty days later. (excerpt from the Maronite Synaxarion)
Focus events on Light and Faith and Renewal; Rolling back the stones in our life; preaching the Gospel of the Risen Lord in our everyday lives.
Have the youth create a “New Year Resolution” for their relationship with the Resurrected Lord.
Insight From Catechism
What changed in the world as a result of the Resurrection? Because death is now no longer the end of everything, joy and hope came into the world. Now that death “no longer has dominion” (Rom 6:9) over Jesus, it has no more power over us, either, who belong to Jesus. (YOUCAT 108)
Wisdom From Scripture
“But at daybreak on the first day of the week they took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb; but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were puzzling over this, behold, two men in dazzling garments appeared to them. They were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground. They said to them, “Why do you seek the living one among the dead? He is not here, but he has been raised.* Remember what he said to you while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners and be crucified, and rise on the third day.” And they remembered his words. Then they returned from the tomb and announced all these things to the eleven and to all the others. The women were Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary the mother of James; the others who accompanied them also told this to the apostles, but their story seemed like nonsense and they did not believe them. But Peter got up and ran to the tomb, bent down, and saw the burial cloths alone; then he went home amazed at what had happened.” (Lk. 24: 1-12)
Reference from the Divine Liturgy
“Great and joyful is this feast of our Lord’s rising [...] for all things are new.” (Qurbono, 316)
“O Great Peace, you were lifted up on the cross and have broken down the wall of division and hostility.” (Qurbono, 330)