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  • Writer's pictureBishop Mesrop Parsamyan

The road to Emmaus

Today’s Gospel is one of the greatest stories ever told: the two disciples on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35). The experience of the travelers to Emmaus shows how the Lord Jesus Christ opens our eyes to see Him in Holy Communion.

The journey to Emmaus is not only a historical event but also a spiritual one. It tells the story of two apostles of the Lord Jesus who, after the Crucifixion and Resurrection, embarked on a journey from Jerusalem to their village of Emmaus.

Furthermore, the story outlines the spiritual journey that we all undertake, from not knowing Jesus to being in communion with Him. Our souls' eyes are opened to see His life-giving presence in our lives and understand the testimonies of the Holy Scriptures about Him.

Like the apostles, we are also on a spiritual journey, and Jesus regularly invites us to be with Him at the table, to be in communion with Him through receiving his body during the Holy Badarak, where He is always present invisibly. Once we encounter Him on the road to Emmaus, we cannot stop proclaiming to the entire world, "CHRIST IS RISEN FROM THE DEAD."

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