The message of greetings states in particular,
‘On the great day of the glorious resurrection of Christ Who has opened to people the way to eternal blissful life, I address myself to you with the joyful Paschal greeting:
CHRIST IS RISEN!
The Saviour’s sacrifice on the cross is a testimony to God’s boundless love for His creation and His rising from the grave has marked the beginning of a new era in human history; for Christ is risen, and life reigns! Christ is risen, and not one dead remains in a tomb! (Paschal Homily).
In these radiant festive days I wish that you and your flock may praise the Master of Life and Conqueror of Death in joy and peace. May God and Father of our Lord Who in His great mercy has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead (1 Pet. 1:3) grant you strength and generous help in your lofty and important service.
With love in the Lord and our Saviour,
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia