Christos Anesti! Christ is Risen! Here is the Paschal Encyclical from His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago. Have a blessed Pascha!
Paschal Encyclical by Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago
Holy Pascha, 2017
“Shine, shine, O New Jerusalem…”
“Come receive the Light…” So we begin our proclamation and praise of the Resurrection of Christ our God at the glorious “feast of feasts, and festival of festivals,” the Lord’s Pascha. Our Lenten journey has prepared us for this moment, when we sing out for all to hear, that the Lord Jesus is risen from the dead, by “death trampling down death.”
Let us shine
Reaching out to embrace all the faithful, with the joy of the Unwaning Light of our Lord, we greet all with the triumphant hymn and the Good News: Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!
With Paternal Blessings this Pascha,
Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago
Metropolitan Iakovos has served the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago since 1979. The Metropolis of Chicago consists of 34 parishes in Illinois, with another twenty-five parishes in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, northern Indiana, and eastern Missouri, In addition, the Metropolis also includes two monastic communities. The general offices of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago are located in Chicago, IL.