I am the resurrection and the Life,
says the Lord. Whoever believes in me,
even though he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes
in me will not die for ever.
if we believe that Jesus died and rose, so too will God, through Jesus,
bring with him those who have fallen asleep. Indeed, we tell you this,
on the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the
coming of the Lord, will surely not precede those who have fallen
asleep. For the Lord himself, with a word of command, with the voice of
an archangel and the trumpet of God, will come down from heaven, and
the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are
left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the
Lord in the air. Thus we shall always be with the Lord.
THE PASCHAL CANDLE
The Paschal Candle will be lit at all liturgies during the month of
November to remind us of the triumph of Christ over death. The
Paschal Candle is blessed at the Easter Vigil and is lit from the
blessed fire. When the candle is carried in the darkened church
at the vigil, we are reminded that Christ, rising from the dead,
shattered the darkness of death.