Archdiocese of Hyderabad

Archbishop's Message

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His Eminence Cardinal Poola Anthony

Archbishop of Hyderabad

Archbishop's Message

The Joys of the risen Jesus Christ our Lord be with all of you!

The Pascal season commences with the solemn celebration of the Son our Lord’s Jesus Christ’s bodily resurrection from the dead in the Holy Spirit by Holy Mother Church on Easter morning,and extends to Her solemn celebration of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the twelve apostles on Pentecost Sunday and Her consequent birth in this world as the Blessed Trinity’s eschatological pilgrim people of the new and everlasting covenant, journeying with supernatural faith, hope and charity as the Mystical Body of the Son our Lord Jesus Christsharing the holiness of His divine Sonship in the Holy Spirit, to meet Him face to face on the last day of human history and inherit a share in the immortality and glory of His own divine Sonship in the individual mortal human bodies of all Her members in the Holy Spirit on that day. For, ‘on that day, the Lord Himself, with a cry of command, with the Archangel’scall andwith the sound of God’s trumpet, will descend fromheaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air; and so we shall be with the Lord forever (1 Thess.4:16-17).’ For, ‘when this perishable body puts on imperishability, and this mortal body puts on immortality, the saying thatis written will befulfilled: “Deathhasbeen swallowed upin victory.” (1 Cor.!5:54).’ What we now know is this: ‘when He is revealed, we shall be like him, for we shall see Him as He is (1 John 3:2b).’

Traditionally, inspired by the Holy Spirit, the Magisterium of the one holy and catholic Church of the Blessed Trinity has dedicated the whole month of May to the Blessed Virgin Mary to ‘foster thedevotion of all her faithful ones to Her Immaculate Heart.’ Have you ever noted and wondered that the month of May lies in the heart of our Lord’s Pascal season in His Church? It is so, in order that we may see in the Blessed Virgin Mary what each one of us, Her children, will become when we meet our Lord face to face on the last day, and thereby become seriously motivated to make our own present pilgrimage of faith, hope and charity to meet Him on that day to receive our inheritance from Him, with all earnestness.