HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS CROWN PRINCE ALEXANDER II EASTER MESSAGE TO THE FAITHFUL WHO CELEBRATE ON 8 APRIL 2012
The great day of the Resurrection of Our Lord is upon us. The great day, that enlightened the world with joy and gave purpose to our existence. The day above all days and the feast above all feasts. I am joined by my wife Crown Princess Katherine, sons Hereditary Prince Peter, Prince Philip and Prince Alexander in wishing that this Holy Day remind us that we are all God’s children and that the sacrifice of Jesus Christ is a call to find within ourselves what is good, for our sake and for the sake of general salvation.
We pray to the Lord to give us strength and wisdom to overcome all pain and trouble. We pray that we will work together for the benefit of Serbia and everyone in our country for present and future generations. We pray that during these days, when the global economic crisis and various natural and human-inflicted disasters are threatening countries and nations all over the world, we pray for peace, recovery and progress.
We pray to the Resurrected Lord to bless us and save and protect our compatriots in Kosovo and Metohija, and everywhere in the world where there is suffering, pain, injustice and violence.
Let Easter resurrect in us the noblest virtues that will make us endure as nation and as people. These are qualities of love for our neighbours, justice for every wrong, peace for the troubled, strength for the weak, help for the poor and needy, and unity to enable us to live and work together.
The resurrection of Jesus offers us a message of hope, love, and grace. Once again my wife and sons join me in extending our warmest wishes, and we do so in the very same spirit of Easter.
Christ is Risen!