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  • Many religions have festivals which celebrates light overcoming darkness.

  • Such occasions are often accompanied by the lighting of candles.

  • They seem to speak to every culture and appeal to people of all faiths and of none.

  • They are lit on birthday cakes and to mark family anniversaries when we gather

  • happily around a source of light.

  • It unites us.

  • As darkness falls on the Saturday before Easter day,

  • many Christians would normally light candles together.

  • In church, one light would pass to another spreading slowly and then

  • more rapidly as more candles are lit.

  • It's a way of showing how the good news of Christ's resurrection has been

  • passed on from the first Easter by every generation until now.

  • This year, Easter will be different for many of us, but by

  • keeping apart we keep others safe.

  • But Easter isn't cancelled.

  • Indeed we need Easter as much as ever.

  • The discovery of the risen Christ from the first Easter day

  • gave his followers new hope and fresh purpose

  • and we can all take heart from this.

  • We know that coronavirus will not overcome us.

  • As dark as death can be,

  • particularly for those suffering with grief light and life are greater.

  • May the living flame of the Easter hope be a steady guide as we face the future

  • I wish everyone of all faiths and denominations a blessed Easter.

Many religions have festivals which celebrates light overcoming darkness.


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コロナウイルスは私たちを克服することはありません」、最初のイースターのメッセージで女王は言う ('Coronavirus will not overcome us', says the Queen in first Easter message)

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