Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus’ Kirill congratulated Orthodox Christians on the upcoming Easter. The text of the traditional Easter message is published on the ROC website.
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church recalled that faith in the resurrection of Jesus Christ is "the unshakable foundation, the unshakable pillar on which Christianity rests."
"With his redemptive deed, the Savior united Heavenly and earthly, Eternal and temporary, the Creator and the creature, God and man. He overcame the abyss that separated the first people from their Creator at the dawn of history. By violating the commandment given to them, due to disobeying the Creator, Sin and death began to reign in the world. When, according to the word of the Apostle Paul, "But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law,to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship (Galatians 4: 4-5)," the patriarch noted.