- Χριστός Ανέστη εκ νεκρών,
- Θανάτω, θάνατον πατήσας,
- και τοις εν τοις μνήμασι
- ζώην χαρισάμενος!
- Christ is risen from the dead,
- Trampling down death by death,
- And upon those in the tombs
- Bestowing life!
So Happy Pascha! Happy Easter!
As the Greeks and Russians and other Eastern Christians will be saying next weekend, which is the Orthodox Pascha:
Christos Aneste, Alithos Aneste! Christos Voskrese, Voistinu Voskrese! Krishhti Unjall, Vertet Unjall! Kristos Tenestwal! Bergit Tenestwal! El Messieh Kahm, Kakken Kahm! Christos harjav i merelotz, Orhniale harutjun Christosi! Christos T’ensah Em’ Muhtan, Exai’ Ab-her Eokala! Pchristos aftooun, Alethos aftooun! Christos Ten-si-OU, Ba-Ha-ke Ten-si-OU! Kriste aghsdga, Cheshmaritad aghsdga! Hristus A Inviat! Adeverat a Inviat! Meshiha qam! Bashrira qam!
That selection of some of the languages of Eastern Christendom translates the standard Paschal/Easter greeting of the East: Christ is Risen, Indeed, He is truly Risen!
Good Pascha to you all!
For more information check out here, here, here, here, and here.
Easter, The Holy Fire: "The Holy Fire (Russian " Holy Light ") is a miracle that occurs every year at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Holy Saturday, the day preceding Orthodox Easter. It is the longest attested annual miracle in the Christian world. It has only been consecutively documented, however, since 1106, previous mentions being sporadic. The ceremony is broadcast live in Greece, Russia and other Orthodox (original christianity) countries. Russian Christianity has a more 1000 year history. In my video shown some icons Andrey Rublev (1360 - 1427y.) is the greatest Russian iconographer. The Holy Trinity is Rublev's most famous work and also one of the most widely known of Russian icons."
Miracle of the Holy Light, Pascha Vigil, Church of the Holy Sepulchre Jerusalem: "I went and I saw. You can see how far I was and how candles start fire themselvs. I have beard as well. My Hisrory in www.e-daskalos.gr/agiofos.html свет,heiliges Licht"
Holy Light, Jerusalem 2008: "RECORDED BY ME IN THE CHURCH ABOVE THE HOLY SEPLICHURE (ST. CONSTANTINE). NO ONE INCLUDING MYSELF SAW THIS IN THE CHURCH WHILE IT WAS HAPPENING. I ONLY REALIZIED IT ONCE I GOT BACK TO MY ROOM! ONE OF MANY MIRACLES THAT DAY!"
Happy Ethiopian Easter! Melkam Fasika! Awdeamet-Tigrigna song by Kinfe wata
Coptic Resurrection Hymn Too Leethos (Arabic/English)
"Qimle Maran" Ancient Church of the East Choir: "Qimle Maran" (Assyrian for "Risen is our Lord"). St George, Ancient Church of the East. Arizona. 04-27-08. Easter in Old Calendar.
Syriac Easter in Aleppo: mor malko from Syriac Orthodox Church in Halab-Syria (Easter)
St Mary's Malankara Orthodox Syrian Cathedral Easter 2005: Easter 2005 at St. Mary's Malankara Orthodox Syrian Cathedral (Philadelphia). The service was performed by the Very Rev Fr. C. J. Johnson Cor Episcopa.