April 12, 2015 – Orthodox Easter
I would like to extend my warmest wishes to all those celebrating Easter according to the Julian calendar.
Easter is a time to remember the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. However, to Christians, it represents a time of re-birth. Easter is associated with special foods and is celebrated with family and friends.
During this time, as we gather with our loved ones, let us reflect on the values inherent in the Easter message – sacrifice, tolerance, compassion and justice. These values are the signposts by which we, as Canadians, lead our lives and have made Canada a beacon to those, around the world, who are oppressed.
As we celebrate Easter, from my family to yours: Happy Easter.