Venerable pastors, dear brothers and sisters!
Pascha truly opens the doors of Paradise to us. These doors are not to be found in some far–off imaginary place but close at hand - within the soul. Christ is risen and grants us His Divine Light, which enlightens every man that comes into the world. Let us open the doors of our souls, the hinges of which are lubricated with the oil of repentance. Let us marvel at this mysterious revelation, which is more valuable than any scientific discovery. Rejoicing in the revelation of the truth of the wonderful and life-giving action of God in us, we exclaim from the depths of hearts:
Christ is Risen! He is Risen indeed!