Most people miss the epistle reading on Pascha. That’s okay, I miss a lot myself during services. The epistle reading was about something called the Great Commission. In a nutshell, it means that if I really care about Orthodox Christianity, then I must help others care. Here is the end of the epistle reading:
“Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:6-8)
Are you an Orthodox Christian? If so, then “the Holy Spirit has come upon you” and God expects you to be His witness. In the next post we will talk about what this looks like in life and why it was read at Pascha.