St. Augustine - Death has died!
[Jesus] died, but He vanquished death; in Himself He put an end to what we feared; He took it upon Himself and He vanquished it, as a mighty hunter He captured and slew the lion. Where is death? Seek it in Christ, for it exists no longer; but it did exist and now it is dead. O Life, O death of death! Be of good heart; it will die in us, also. What has taken place in our Head will take place in His members; death will die in us also. But when? At the end of the world, at the resurrection of the dead in which we believe and concerning which we do not doubt.This afternoon I'll be at the Tre Ore Liturgy at Messiah Lutheran Church, this evening at Good Friday Vespers.
"It is finished." John 19:30
One thing I wish we had at Messiah is the Easter Vigil service that some churches have at midnight on Holy Saturday. For the Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ we are having Sunrise Matins outside, followed by a pancake breakfast, yum. Then the Divine Service will be celebrated.