An Easter Card


Patriarch Gregorious standing on a green lawn with background of building arches

Good Wishes for a Happy Common Feast of Pascha 2010

Great joy fills the Christian world, East and West! We are celebrating Pascha together, the Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ. We shall be celebrating together in the same way in 2011.

May we continue to celebrate together, as a symbol of our Christian unity, witness and presence in our society!

May the fact of celebrating together be a stimulus to us for more Christian unity, firmness in faith and preservation of our Christian identity, and for spiritual strength to help us confront the challenges, difficulties, sufferings, tribulations and impediments that may obstruct the road of our faith!

We celebrate together, witnessing together to our holy faith, so as to be salt, light and leaven for goodness and peace in our society, our homelands the Arab countries, and wherever God has planted us.

We have published our Paschal Letter, in which we have launched an appeal, inviting all Christians of East and West, to work together to unify the date of Easter, so that it may become a single, fixed, feast common to all Christians, enabling us to sing together,

Christ is risen!

He is risen indeed.

Gregorios III

Patriarch of Antioch and All the East,

Of Alexandria and of Jerusalem