— As the holiest week in the Christian calendar begins, here are some quotes about the death of Jesus Christ, the Resurrection and the glory of Easter.
- “The great gift of Easter is hope - Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake.” - Basil Hume
- "Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime." – Martin Luther King Jr.
- “A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.” - Mahatma Gandhi
- "Christ the Lord is risen today, sons of men and angels say. Raise your joys and triumphs high; sing, ye heavens and earth reply." – Charles Wesley
- “Here is the amazing thing about Easter; the Resurrection Sunday for Christians is this, that Christ in the dying moments on the cross gives us the greatest illustration of forgiveness possible.” – T. D. Jakes
- "If Easter says anything to us today, it says this: You can put truth in a grave but it won't stay there." – Clarence W. Hall
- “The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking.” – Deepak Chopra
- “There would be no Christmas if there was no Easter.” – Gordon B. Hinckley
- "The very first Easter taught us this: that life never ends and love never dies." – Kate McGahan
- “Easter may seem boring to children, and it is blessedly unencumbered by the silly fun that plagues Christmas. Yet it contains the one thing needful for every human life: the good news of Resurrection.” – Frederica Mathewes-Green
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 28: A white Easter lilly sits in Rockefeller Center before the upcoming Easter holiday on March 28, 2013 in New York City. Workers planted thousands of lilies near the foot of a 12-foot tall Easter bunny topiary made of moss and ivy. Easter will be celebrated March, 31. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)