Christ is Risen!

April 22, 2014

Photo: St. John the Baptist at Des Plaines, IL

The moment we wait for all year

The biggest celebration in the Greek Orthodox Church

Pascha!

Christ in Risen!

Truly He is Risen!

From Vassara to the United States, to all the corners of the world, we celebrate the resurrection of Christ.

I’m told there is nothing quite like Easter in Greece, where the liturgies are celebrated outdoors

and people gather in the streets while fresh spring flowers adorn the churches’ icons

while parishioners carry candles to the town squares as they sing:

“Christ is Risen from the dead. By death He has conquered death, and to those in the tombs, He has bestowed life!”

Wherever you celebrate Pascha, may  you be surrounded with those you love and enjoy peace, health and happiness!