Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen.
We take great comfort and joy in the Resurrection of our loving Lord. By His death, our Lord defeated death and bestowed life to us. Because of the hope of the Passion and Resurrection of our Savior, Christians are not defeated by sin and not defeated by death. Our eyes are focused on our Savior and though our eyes may have tears for a season, we remember His great love and work for us and we are comforted. Furthermore, we remember that during His suffering, our Lord was full of love and forgiveness for those who crucified Him. In keeping our hearts fixed on Christ, we too are full of love and forgiveness even for those who kill us.
We sincerely thank all those who offered their condolences, support and prayers. We appreciate very much the love that has been expressed and we thank God for this comfort.
May God bless you all,
The congregation of St. Mary and St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church