“There is always a resurrection,” Cardinal Advincula tells faithful

Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula urged the faithful to continue to hold on to the Lord who gives hope to each one of us.

This was the message of the Cardinal on Easter Sunday of the Lord.

“Jesus rose again, not just to vindicate himself.  The resurrection is not only for Jesus.  The resurrection of Jesus is for us.  Jesus rose again to tell you, in ways more powerful than words, “do not despair, continue to trust, continue to hope, your “third day” will also come.  There is also a resurrection that awaits you.” Cardinal Advincula said in his Easter message.

The Archbishop of Manila also highlighted in his message the importance of Easter in the lives of the faithful.

“This is what Easter Sunday reminds us.  There is always a resurrection.  The story of Jesus did not end on Good Friday when he died on the cross at Calvary.  The story of Jesus did not end when he was buried.  On the third day, he rose again.  There is always a “third day”.  There is always a resurrection,” Cardinal Advincula said.

Cardinal Advincula presided over the Easter Vigil and Mass at the Manila Cathedral last April 17, 2022, at 8 in the evening. In his homily, he stressed that we should choose the Lord in our daily lives for we are called to be bearers of his light to the world.

“We are called to be bearers of Christ’s light by dying to our old sinful ways and rising to new life as his priests, prophets, and kings — sharing the warmth of love in worship, the enlightenment of meaning in preaching and teaching, and the guide to right paths in moral living,” Cardinal Advincula said.

“Tangan ang pagtitiwala at pag-asa sa kapangyarihan, katarungan, at pagmamahal ng Diyos, piliin natin ang Diyos at kapwa sa araw-araw, sa bawat isip, salita, at pagpili, upang mapagtagumpayan ng Kanyang liwanag ang mga puwersa ng bumabalot na kadiliman,” he added.

Easter is one of the most important events in the Catholic Church. It marks the Resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after his death by crucifixion. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC | Photo by Genieve Genuino/Contributor | Photogallery)


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