FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2020
Bishop DiMarzio Says First Responders Putting their Lives on the Line
Represent the Resurrection Experience this Easter
The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, released the following Easter video message for the members of the faithful of Brooklyn and Queens.
Bishop DiMarzio talks about the Resurrection and how today, as we are living through COVID-19, we are experiencing the Resurrection all around us. We are experiencing the hope and love which we see in the Resurrection today in the work of our first responders on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
“What are those Resurrection experiences? Well, there are those who have gotten better from the COVID virus. Unfortunately, there are those who have died, and they too have a Resurrection experience, one that we do not see, as the ones who were getting better; we saw their Resurrection. And finally, we see the Resurrection experiences in the good work of those who are the first responders, those who are our ambulance workers, our fire department, our police, our doctors, our nurses, all of whom are putting their lives on the line to help those who are in danger of death. This is all a Resurrection experience,” said DiMarzio.
The Bishop acknowledged this virtual Easter is not what we would have liked, but that we need to make the best of it because hope is what and how we believe the Resurrection of Jesus Christ we are about to celebrate.
“I want to thank all of the first responders in a special way. You are giving us hope. We need that hope, that hope that comes from the Resurrected Lord but also that we see in the good of people around us.”
The link of the full video can be found on the Diocese of Brooklyn’s Vimeo page at