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Easter reflections from Nazareth

Easter reflections from Nazareth

We’re delighted to share an Easter message from our Spiritual Director, Frank Kantor with you.   Easter greetings of joy in the Name of our Risen Lord. It has been […]

John Vartan

John Vartan

It is with great sadness that we want to let supporters of the Nazareth Trust know of the death of John Vartan, great-grandson of the hospital founders Pacradooni Kaloost and […]

Reflections on the 2018 Health and Healing Week

Reflections on the 2018 Health and Healing Week

Once again, the Nazareth Trust’s 2018 Week of Health and Healing had a positive impact on those who participated and those who received prayer, pastoral care and teaching sessions. Sessions […]

Nazareth Challenge Update

Nazareth Challenge Update

Due to its popularity, the Jesus Trail is full and registration is now closed but there’s still a little time to register for the Three Seas Challenge…

Autumn Newsletter 2018

Autumn Newsletter 2018

Welcome to the online version of our Autumn Newsletter. It has been a very busy few months and in this edition we’ve picked out some of the highlights since our last […]

Thank you… from the heart!

Thank you… from the heart!

At the Nazareth Hospital EMMS, we constantly strive to provide the best healthcare possible to the people of Nazareth and beyond. This year we are celebrating three years since the opening […]

Our week at the Bangor Worldwide Missionary Convention

Our week at the Bangor Worldwide Missionary Convention

Last month we were delighted to be part of the Bangor Worldwide Missionary Convention. We spent the week introducing our work to hundreds of people from across Northern Ireland and […]

However, we are also reminded of the words of the Apostle Paul who said: ” I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead” (Philippians 3:10-11).

This is why the Apostle Peter also writes, “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.” (1 Peter 4:12-14)

Notice the link between suffering and glory in these passages which is the same message that Jesus shared with the disciples on the road to Emmaus after his resurrection when he said, “Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things (death on the cross) and then enter his glory?.” (Luke 24:26)

May God fill us all with hope, endurance and joy this Easter season to continue to follow our Risen Lord who has suffered, died and risen in great glory.

With blessings to you and your families!

Frank