CATHOLICS IN MACEDONIA CELEBRATE EASTER
Catholic believers Sunday celebrate the Easter - the resurrection of Jesus Christ. On this occasion the Bishop of Skopje and Apostolic Exarch of Macedonia Kiro Stojanov in Saturday's holy mass delivered Easter message in the Catholic Church in Skopje.
- Dear brothers and sisters we live in a world that concerns us a lot. We know that in this world the human is the least valued. There were many difficult times in the history of the Christianity but in all those the human was the most important. The fact that many Christians lost their faith is difficult to understand. The Easter secret is the only answer to the humanity and the only cornerstone of hope for the victory of truth and love. This victory of the truth and love is in fact for the new human: Resurrection.
Today the Christian should be the witness not only to the hope before him but also to the hope, which is in him: believing in resurrection of the dead and life in the future century. The suffering is not God’s punishment because Jesus Christ taken our guilt on the Cross and reconcile the world with the God, the suffering is only our cooperation with the Christ the Sufferer.
Our suffering is our chance to build the world and to open the heart to justice, mercy, truth and love. Dear believers, you brother clerks, nuns I sincerely ask you to be witnesses of the hope.
Let this Easter be an important call for all of us to joyfully witness the fact that the God has not left us, that we are saved in the Christ and that we have only one mission: The Jesus is among us – praised and resurrected. Let this God encourage you and bless you in this Easter! Amen! Christ is Risen!, reads the Easter message of the Bishop of Skopje and Apostolic Exarch of Macedonia Kiro Stojanov.
MD: Happy easter to all the catholics!!