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Trusting in God on Easter Sunday

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After a long Lent, Catholics were able to sign Alleluia, see the flickering flame of the paschal candle and renew their baptismal promises on Easter Sunday. In the Diocese of Arlington, though they weren’t able to return to church, thousands tuned into the live streamed Mass celebrated by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington April 12.


Looking directly into the camera, Bishop Burbidge asked the faithful to see God’s guiding hand throughout all of history, and to trust in him now.


“In the Old Testament, we see how in the act of creation God transformed chaos into order. He led his people from danger to safety and from captivity to freedom,” said Bishop Burbidge. “Jesus in the New Testament is proclaimed as the fulfillment of all God's promises, the son of God, the one who took up his cross and died for us. He was victorious. He is the light that has conquered the darkness.


“Dear friends, just like those who were at the tomb, we are called, we are sent forth to radiate that light of Christ to others,” he said. “Even in this time of the pandemic, we do not give into fear because that we know that God will continue to deliver us and to protect his people, to lead us to safety.”


© Arlington Catholic Herald 2020