The DECR of the ROC publishes the Easter Epistle of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill to archpastors, pastors, deacons, monastics and all faithful children of the Russian Orthodox Church.
The Easter celebration, crossing national and state borders, spiritually unites millions of Christians living in different countries. This many-voiced earthly choir, together with the host of disembodied Heavenly Forces, gives praise to the Lord Jesus, who shed His Blood for all and redeemed the world at a life-giving price (Octoechos Voice 6, stichera on Saturday morning).
This thanksgiving from year to year, from century to century, from millennium to millennium, resounds victoriously throughout the earth – it sounds despite any temptations, difficulties and trials. It does not stop even today, when the world is suffering from a destructive epidemic.