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Christ is the Resurrection and the Life!

by Maria C. Khoury, Ed.D.

Dear Friends of Saint George Taybeh,

Although I am in Boston finishing a very blessed book tour with Christina Books, my heart is in Taybeh and my eyes are turned to Jerusalem. However, this year I will see the greatest of all miracles, the Miracle of the Holy Fire, the same way the priest monk told me years ago when I was pushing and shoving my way to be at the very front entrance to the Holy Life Giving Tomb of Christ in Jerusalem. I insisted to see with my own eyes so I can tell the whole world what Orthodox Christians experience on Great and Holy Saturday.

As I was asked to leave the special spot reserved for diplomats only, the monk said in Greek: "My child, it is not only with the eyes that we see." Thus, each and every single day, I try to see Christ first in my life, so help me God.

May our heart and our soul see that God's heavenly kingdom is our true eternal destination. May we rejoice in having a new life, a new hope, a new chance with Christ's Holy Resurrection.

A Happy Easter to all of my friends celebrating now. And, a blessed Holy Week and glorious Pascha to all. I wish you a radiant and joyous Resurrection!

In Christ's love and peace,