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Christ indeed from death is risen

“My Lord and my God!” These are the profound words of Thomas as he encounters the risen Christ for the first time.

Alleluia: Christ is risen! He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

This was the text of Fr Neil’s homily at the Solemn First Mass of Easter in the evening of 3 April

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The Cross shines forth

“God is love”, love which is willing to go to any extent, even the death of the Cross, to call us back from our sins. This is why the Cross is glorious.

Lifted to life

The Lord raised up upon the Cross is the One we are to look towards to find the healing for the sting of death.

Sermon on the Mount (detail), Carl Heinrich Bloch (1834–1890), 1877; Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød, Denmark

The fulfilment of the Law

With God’s grace in our hearts, the Law can help to purify our minds, can help us to grow in true love; can help us to grow closer to God.

Two anonymous engravings combined by Scott LaPierre

Foreshadowing the Sacrifice

The angel of God stays Abraham’s hand, and the story points forward to Christ’s sacrifice through whom the promise to bless all the nations will find its ultimate fulfilment.