The leaders of the Christian faiths have shared their hopes for Easter ahead of the holiest week.The leaders of the Christian faiths have shared their hopes for Easter ahead of the holiest days of the year.
Sydney’s Anglican Archbishop Glenn Davies has urged Christians to speak about their faith over the holiday period and not give in to self-censorship.
“Christians naturally want to speak about their faith at Easter,” he said in a statement.
“After all, isn’t the news of Jesus’ defeat of death by his resurrection to life the most important thing we can consider?”
The church leader said the youngest ns, Generation Z, have been found to be the most comfortable discussing faith and should serve as a model for others.
President of the Uniting Church in Stuart McMillan encouraged ns to show “amazing grace” in resolving conflicts of their own and around the world.
“The love of Christ means we put the needs of others ahead of our own and seek to come together to find a new way forward, a way of peace and reconciliation,” he said in a statement.
Catholic Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher visited St James Catholic Primary School in Glebe to share the story of Christ’s resurrection.
“Our children remind us that the message of the Gospel is new in every age,” he said in a video message to followers.
“I pray you experience the Easter story through the eyes and heart of a child as if for the very first time.”
He urged the faithful to “leave behind your sins and anxieties, sorrows and regrets” as a chicken hatches from an egg.
“May the risen Christ, who burst forth from the tomb, bring Easter hope and promise to you and your loved ones,” he said.
Moderator-General of ‘s Presbyterian Church John Wilson reminded ns that the empty cross and empty tomb was God’s mercy to a “hurting world”.
“Easter celebrates Jesus’ great act of love,” he said.