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“On this day is created the true man, the man made in the image and likeness of God”

The reign of life has begun, the tyranny of death is ended. A new birth has taken place, a new life has come, a new order of existence has appeared, our very nature has been transformed! This birth is not … Continue reading

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“By your immersion you imitated the burial of the Lord, but when you came out of the water you were conscious only of the reality of the Resurrection”

Christ descended into hell to liberate its captives. In one instant he destroyed all record of our ancient debt incurred under the Law, in order to lead us to heaven where there is no death but only eternal life and righteousness. … Continue reading

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“This body which stood naked in the garden will be clothed in glory and will be radiant at the resurrection”

In the new world, the body will move in spiritual fashion, for like a spirit it will pass through even solid natures. It will be easy for it to descend and to explore deep regions without effort, and to go … Continue reading

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“The sound of the resurrection reconstructs bones and breaks bodies, it binds bodies and raises up the dead with great glory”

The world is falling but Adam is rising from his fall, that he might inherit the treasure prepared for him from the beginning. A great and thunderous voice, continuous and persistent, who with one signal has yoked both beginning and … Continue reading

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“The Most High descended into the most extreme lowliness, to raise back to the heights that high one who had fallen into that depth”

Because of the great fall of this great image [Adam], the Son of the King went down to restore His image that had become corrupted. Our Lord conducted a great search on behalf of the lost sheep, he carried it … Continue reading

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“In order, then, that none might think that Christ rose again a mere spirit, or an impalpable body, shadowy and ethereal, to which some give the name of spiritual …”

John 20:26-27: “And after eight days again His disciples were within, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace be unto you.” Then said He to Thomas, ‘Reach out your … Continue reading

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“He rose up and despoiling the luxuriating Sheol and went from it”

The Mighty One was struck and the sufferings made Him sleep on Golgotha and for three days the sleep overcame Him on account of the wounds. And having laid aside His burden of pains in Sheol, He rose up and … Continue reading

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