Welcome to St. Gabriel’s Parish.
Dear Parishioner, Easter is “THE” central event in the life of the Church. There is nothing more important to a Christian than sacrificial death and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God! Without these historical events, the Christian faith is worthless. As the Apostle Paul tells us, ‘if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is our faith.’ (1 Corinthians 15:14)
But such is not the case! The events that happened that first Easter continues to be the power, hope, and peace of the Christian’s life, and foolishness to everyone else. It is my hope that this Easter Message will help you celebrate the victory that is the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior.
As we approach the altar this Easter and partake of the “body and blood” of our Living Savior, let us all remember to let Christ live in us. Let us not be one of those who treats Christ’s death as meaningless. Let his death and his resurrection be a significant event not only in our religious lives but in our daily lives as well.
The love of the Risen Christ we will share by welcoming those among us who took that step to membership of St. Gabriel’s community of faith. Let the Paschal greeting resonate with us: “Christ is Risen!” And let us always answer with enthusiasm—by our words and especially in our lives—”The Lord is Risen, Indeed!”
I join with The Right Reverend Daniel Allotey, The Reverend Canon Jerrick Rayside, and The Reverend Leandra Lambert and our respective families in extending best wishes for a
HOLY AND BLESSED EASTER.