For centuries, people here have met in churches beginning the Saturday night before Easter to pray, to light candles, and to take communion. They look to their church leaders and to icons such as those shown below, to be their mediators. Over and over, those who come are told that they have no direct access to God. In fact, this is a day of celebration that the one and only mediator has risen. We pray that this truth will be known, and that people will be set free.