Christ is Risen!
Congratulations to the Christians of the Western Rite, all who celebrate the Bright Day of the Resurrection of Christ!
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it (John 1:5)
In these trying days, Easter reminds us, that life conquers death, and light conquers darkness. That life, truth, and light always win. And they certainly win where people are fighting for them and ready to give their lives for them.
This published picture was taken by photojournalist Maks Levin. On it, you can see the blessing of Paska (traditional Ukrainian Easter pastry) on the front line in the Luhansk region, 2017. Maks was recently killed in enemy shelling near Kyiv. Like thousands of other fallen, he remains with us in our memory and in our desire to rebuild a renewed, resurrected Ukraine.