The numbers of men and women who came to believe in the Lord increased steadily.
Psalm 117(118):2–4, 22–27
R. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love is everlasting.
Apocalypse 1:9–13, 17–19
I was dead, and now I am to live for ever and ever.
You believe in me, Thomas, because you have seen me; happy are those who have not seen me, but still believe!
Eight days later, Jesus came again and stood among them.
Images from the Word
- Common consent
- The First and the Last
Christ yesterday and today the Beginning and the End the Alpha and the Omega. All time belongs to him and all the ages. To him be glory and power through every age and for ever. Amen.—Easter Vigil, §11
With these words, our paschal candle was prepared at the Easter Vigil prior to its being lit from the new fire. We affirm the majesty of our Lord and Master as the Alpha, the beginning of all that we enjoy. We also acknowledge Christ as the Omega, the end point of all creation. This end point will be fully realised when we, the holy people of God, live fully the life we have been entrusted. With us will Christ be fully the Omega.