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Easter messages from York's Archbishop

Archbishop of York, Doctor John Sentamu Photo: YouTube

The Archbishop of York has recorded three video messages in preparation for Easter which include short reflections for Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. The video messages have been put online on YouTube.

It is important that we get the good news of Easter out to as many people as possible. It is about Jesus’ love and sacrifice for us, but also his resurrection – and an opportunity for new life.

Good Friday is knowing that God is at work in our everyday lives. There is nowhere God will not go to make a difference and that is the good news for Good Friday. On Holy Saturday, I will be baptising people who want to make a fresh start with God outside the steps of York Minster.

Easter is a fantastic time to commit to God, and it’s never too late to do it. The challenge is to make the world the place God wants it to become, and it’s a challenge for you and me

– Archbishop of York, Doctor John Sentamu

The Archbishop’s video message for Good Friday is based on overcoming evil and living with the heartache of suffering.

The video for Holy Saturday features the joy of baptism and the chance to start again.

For Easter Sunday, the Archbishop looks at the power of transformation and the hope the resurrection of Jesus Christ brings.