Most celebrations are very brief. But the festival of Easter inspires a celebration that builds as week by week the resurrection of Christ is considered from all angles.

Today’s First Lesson is another portion of Peter’s sermon in Acts 2 in which he calls us to repent daily and to believe the good news of Jesus’ victory over the grave. The Second Lesson is again from Peter’s first letter. It reminds us of the precious price Jesus paid to redeem us. The Holy Gospel is the heartwarming account of the risen Christ walking with two dejected disciples on the way to Emmaus. It will be the basis for today’s sermon.

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed. Alleluia!