NEW YORK –  “Today is Easter Sunday, the holiest day of the year on the Christian calendar. Easter is a joyful holiday celebrating Christ’s resurrection from the dead and the promise of eternal life. This is an Easter unlike any we’ve ever seen because of this terrible virus ravaging our city and our world. Many families are in mourning, and the social distancing measures we must take to remain safe mean many of us won’t see our loved ones to celebrate. The churches where we worship are closed. But hope, humanity, and the triumph of light over darkness – the underlying themes of Easter – remain and are more important than ever. I wish all who celebrate a happy Easter and pray for the day when we can come together again!”