It’s impossible to write about Easter more eloquently than the Church has done, so here is a little of what she has to say in the Easter Proclamation:
Rejoice, heavenly powers! Sing, choirs of angels!
Exult, all creation around God’s throne!
Jesus Christ, our King, is risen!
Sound the trumpet of salvation!
Rejoice, O earth, in shining splendour,
radiant in the brightness of your King!
Christ has conquered! Glory fills you!
Darkness vanishes for ever!
Christ has ransomed us with his blood,
and paid for us the price of Adam’s sin
to our eternal Father!
Father, how wonderful your care for us!
How boundless your merciful love!
To ransom a slave
you gave away your Son.
O happy fault, O necessary sin of Adam,
which gained for us so great a Redeemer!
Accept our Easter candle.
May it always dispel all darkness.
May the Morning Star which never sets find its flame still burning:
Christ, that Morning Star, who came back from the dead,
and shed his peaceful light on all mankind,
your Son, who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
(contributed by J Bradshaw)