Friday, April 06, 2012

President Obama's 2012 Easter Message

The White House today released an Easter Message from President Obama, who will host his fourth annual Passover Seder this evening at 6:30 PM in the Old Family Dining Room. 

"This Sunday, Michelle and I will join Christians across the country and around the world to celebrate Easter and give thanks for the all-important gift of grace," President Obama said.

"Easter is a time to reflect on both Christ’s suffering and ultimate triumph, as the anguish of the cross continues to give way to the victory of resurrection.  So to all those celebrating with us, we extend our warmest Easter greetings and best wishes in the days ahead."

On Thursday, the President issued his first-ever video greeting for Passover.  On Wednesday, the President hosted his third annual Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House. 

Next Monday, April 9th, the President and First Lady will host the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll.  More than 35,000 guests are expected to attend the eggstravaganza on the South Lawn.