Easter and Orthodox Easter Statement 2020

Published on April 08, 2020


This spring, as Christians across Ontario and the world approach the Easter and Orthodox Easter Season, we must remain steadfast to our commitment to supporting our communities through this difficult time.

Even though it won’t be possible for families and friends to physically come together for an Easter service or celebration this year, I encourage everyone to take this time to reflect or pray for strength, hope and health. We can and should, find ways to connect virtually, through the use of technology, the internet and our telephones.

The story of Christ resurrected is one of hope and faith renewed, and one which should inspire and remind us that God’s love will see us through the darkest times. The Resurrection and Christ’s act of ultimate self-sacrifice reminds us that life is a precious gift, and we must do what we can to ensure our loved ones, our friends, colleagues and neighbours, are cared for and protected through our adherence to physical distancing and social isolation at this time.

As we take the time to prepare our hearts for the celebrated Resurrection, we also give thanks for the many front-line health care workers, delivery people, grocery store clerks, and essential services staff, who remain undaunted and committed to serving our communities through this difficult time. We thank them and pray for their health and safety.

To all Christians celebrating their Easter and Orthodox Easter seasons, please, stay home, be well, seek guidance and peace in the teachings of Christ. Happy Easter and Happy Orthodox Easter, and God Bless.

Yours very truly,

Kaleed Rasheed, MPP

Mississauga East-Cooksville

Member of Provincial Parliament