Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick shares his 2021 Easter message. In it, he connects our Baptismal life (as expressed in the Baptismal Covenant) with the joy expressed in a sermon, long attributed to St. John Chrysostom, Patriarch of Constantinople (died 407 CE), and now traced by some scholars to an even older tradition coming from Hippolytus of Rome (d. 235 CE). This sermon is read every year in Eastern Orthodox churches at the Midnight Easter Liturgy. The text of the sermon is shown below.

Bishop Bob prays that the joy and courage of our Easter faith as expressed in the sermon, transforms each of us this Easter.

To view the Bishop's Easter video message, click on the image above, or visit the Diocesan website HERE.