Easter message of the President of the Republic of Serbia

The President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic expresses his best wishes for Easter to His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, clergy, monastics and all the faithful of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

I express my heartfelt best wishes for Easter to all the citizens of Serbia who celebrate Resurrection of Jesus Christ, wishing them to celebrate this greatest Christian feast-day in good hope and peace. During this period of the general affliction that has befallen the entire world, when people of all faiths and nations are brought through this terrible ordeal, we are celebrating our great feast with the hope that our prayers for the health, peace, well-being and common good of all mankind will find their way and be heard.

Although our families are separated, though many are alone and have been anxiously waiting for every new day, it is Easter that gives all of us the strength and hope to celebrate life in its fullness. The Easter feast reminds us, perhaps now more than ever, of the grace of forgiveness, mutual understanding and support, of the spirit of fellowship and selfless giving, so that we could unanimously overcome this great calamity that has affected all of us. I would like us all to celebrate this holiday with hope, celebrating life that is getting its full sense and meaning on Easter. With best wishes to all of you for good health, peace, serenity and fellowship, I congratulate you, with our most joyful greeting: Christ is risen!