Clergy Message

                

HRISTOS VASKRSE !    

VAISTINU VASKRSE!

            

       Ovo je dan, koji Gospod stvorio: Radujmo se i uzivaj mo u njemu. Ko je god odan Bogu i ljubi Boga, neka se raduje u ovom prelepom svetlom prazniku. Svi oni koji mu sluze neka se raduju i naka udju u radost Gospoda Isusa Hrista. (Ps.118:24)

    Kapije nebeske su otvorene za sve nas. Mi nismo  “stranci i izgnanci” na zemlji. Verni sluga je zaisao u najdublje delove zemlje i slomio vecne okove koji su nas drzali. Sada svi imamo “bogastvo u onome koji obitava u nama” (Jevr.10:34): Raj.

    Udjimo svi u radost naseg Gospoda: bogati i siromasni, budni i pospani oni koji se mole i oni koji su lisili sebe lepog iskustva molitve. Smrt naseg spasitelja nas je oslobodila!   Vaskrsenje naseg Iskupitelja nam je darovalo besplatan ulazak u njegovo carstvo vecnog mira! Uzdignimo duse nase zajedno sa zapaljenim svecama i usmerimo sebe ka nebesima. Jer mi pripadamo tamo! Mi nismo prah ili blato. Bog nas je stvorio po Svom nailcju. Nedozvolite da vas iko prevari svojom praznom filozofijom, tradicijom ili elementarnim duhom. Vi ste bozija stvorenja, najlepsa stvorenja ako zivite u Hristu.

     Hristos Vaskrsee dragi moji! i andjeli se raduju. Hristos vaskrse! i zivot je oslobodjen. Hristos Vaskrse i grob je ispraznjen od smrti. Hristos vaskrse! On obecava “kada se vazdignem sa zemlje podici cu sve ljude ksebi.”

     Budimo medju onima koje uzima ksebi jer On je nas zivot, nas put i nase vaskrsenje i Njemu pripadamo zauvek.

  HRISTOS VASKRSE! VAISTINU VASKRSE

 

Vas militvenik pred Gospodom–

 Protojerejstavrofor Dane Popovic

     SETITE SE VASE CRKVE NA VASKRS JEDNIM POSEBNIM PRILOGOM

Ko crkvi daruje Bogu  pozajmljuje

Sa Hristovom ljubavlju!

Protojerej Dane Popovic

 

 

    CHRIST IS RISEN!                               

INDEED HE IS RISEN!  

          

     This is the day, which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Whosoever is a devout lover of God, let him enjoy this beautiful bright festival. And whosoever is a grateful servant, let him rejoice and enter into the joy of his Lord. (Ps.118:24).

The gates of haven are open for all of us. We are not “strangers and exiles on the earth” (Hebr.11:13). The suffering servant descended into the deepest parts of the earth and did shatter the everlasting bars, which held fast all of us who were faltered.  And now, we all have a “better possession, and an abiding one” (Hebr.10:34): Heaven.

Let us all then enter into the joy of our Lord: the rich and the poor; the sober and the slothful; the praying and those who deprive themselves from the exalting experience which is prayer. The death of our Saviour has set us free! The Resurrection of our Redeemer has gained for us a free entrance into His Kingdom of peace everlasting!

Lift up your souls together with your lit candelas and illumine your way heavenward. For we belong there! We are not dust or mud. God has created us in His image and likeness. Let no one despise you or “make prey of you by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to elemental spirits of the universe” (Col.2:8). You are God’s creation; a most new and beautiful creation, if you live up to Christ.

Christ is Risen. My beloved ones! And the angels rejoice. Christ is Risen! And life is liberated. Christ is Risen!  And the tomb is emptied of the dead. Christ is Risen!  And His was the promise: “When I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men to myself” (Jn.12:32). Let us be among those whom He will draw to Himself, for He is our life and our Way and our Resurrection, and to Him we belong now and evermore!

            

 CHRIST IS RISEN! – INDEED HE IS RISEN!

Your intercessor before Christ,

V. Rev. Protopresbyter Stavrophore  Dane Popovic, pariah priest

 

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