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Title: Christ is Risen!
Post by: samkim on April 04, 2010, 04:25:25 AM
Orthodox Church services are awesome because they last until 3 in the morning. Хрїстóсъ воскрéсе! Воистину воскресе!

Also, because our priests walk around the church hall drinking beer after the service. Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!
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Post by: yochanan on April 04, 2010, 04:35:33 AM
Si Kristo nabanhaw! Nabanhaw gayud Siya!

Blessed Pascha  :angel:
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Post by: GregoryLA on April 04, 2010, 04:39:39 AM
ハリストス復活! :)
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Post by: Jake C on April 04, 2010, 04:54:32 AM
Indeed, He is risen!
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Post by: wynd on April 04, 2010, 04:55:57 AM
My favorite service. Χριστός Ανέστη!
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Post by: LizaSymonenko on April 04, 2010, 04:58:38 AM
What do you mean, 3 in the morning?  We didn't finish until 3:52!  I love it!!!

Christ is Risen!  Rejoice!
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Post by: Jake C on April 04, 2010, 05:04:03 AM
This was my first Pascha. It was incredible!

We finished around 3:30 a.m.
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Post by: Altar Server on April 04, 2010, 05:10:26 AM
This Was My First Pascha as well and it was great liturgy finished about 2:40 we left at 3:30


Indeeed He Is Risen!!!
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Post by: 88Devin12 on April 04, 2010, 05:44:10 AM
Christ is Risen!!!!!
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Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on April 04, 2010, 06:14:34 AM
MELKAM FASIKA! (Blessed Pascha/Easter!) Eyesus Kristos is Risen! Truly He is Risen!

Lent was a struggle; but that's what it's for, right? If we're not struggling, we're not growing. But today we rejoice in our Christian victory, for Our Lord had the final say. Demons scatter now. The vile serpent slithers away in shame and defeat. The tomb is empty. So partake now of the pleasures of Christ, and know that hope is the faithful companion of all those who trust in Him. Rejoice! (And keep struggling! ;))

Selam
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Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on April 04, 2010, 06:17:33 AM
Orthodox Church services are awesome because they last until 3 in the morning. Хрїстóсъ воскрéсе! Воистину воскресе!

Also, because our priests walk around the church hall drinking beer after the service. Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

Beautiful! How could anyone not want to be Orthodox? ;D In the EOTC, we drink Tej, which is a type of wine made from fermented honey. (But we celebrated with our Greek Orthodox brethren since we couldn't make it to Atlanta.)

Selam
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Post by: Irish Hermit on April 04, 2010, 07:04:12 AM
Dear Brothers and Sisters....


Christ  is Risen!


Beannachtaí na Cásca ort!
 
Fr Ambrose


And though all feasts fully deserve their celebration and honour in
these three ways, still more does this festival; for in it is the
assembling together of the folk of heaven and earth; it is the
festival alike of the Old and the New Testament; it is the peculiar
feast of the heavenly Father; the feast of the Lord's resurrection;
the feast which surpasses all others; the honoured and venerable
festival of the people of heaven and earth, is this festival of
Easter. For many are its wonders and marvels: in it the angel passed
over the houses of the children of Israel, when he slew all the
first-born of Egypt; in it the people of Israel went forth from Egypt,
to go up to the land of promise; in it Christ arose from the dead,
after binding the devil in hell; in it the souls of the holy and
righteous of the five ages of the world came out of hell into
paradise; in it will be the famous day, the Day of Judgment.

Homily XIX, 'On the Resurrection' - The Passions and the Homilies from
Leabhar Breac (The Speckled Book. Ireland, circa 8th century)

 
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Post by: Τιμόθεος on April 04, 2010, 07:18:29 AM
Χριστός Ανέστη!!!!  


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Post by: ozgeorge on April 04, 2010, 07:39:04 AM
Christ is Risen! Nothing else matters!
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Post by: Τιμόθεος on April 04, 2010, 07:41:59 AM

True.  Forgive my selfish joy on such a day!
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Post by: Heorhij on April 04, 2010, 07:44:58 AM
He is risen indeed! (Kissing everyone three times.:))
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Post by: Phoenix73 on April 04, 2010, 07:59:47 AM
Alithos Anesti

I guess this is random

but it was almost a stormy one for us in Sydney, the priest commented that he had conducted 40 Easter services in Oz and that this would be the first one with rain that he could recall,  :Dbut it seemed the  heavy rain stopped long enough for the Xristos Anesti and for most to run into  cars with the Holy Light.

I find it amazing that over the years  no matter how stormy the weather seemed, it always cleared up enough for the Xristos Anesti. :)

God Bless
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Post by: genesisone on April 04, 2010, 08:19:27 AM
Christ is risen! Le Christ est ressuscité!
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Post by: PeterTheAleut on April 04, 2010, 08:23:21 AM
What do you mean, 3 in the morning?  We didn't finish until 3:52!  I love it!!!

Christ is Risen!  Rejoice!

3:52?  What a bunch of wusses. ;)  We had a group of guys outside the parish hall smoking pipes and cigars until about 4:30.

Khristos voskrese!  Voistinu voskrese!
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Post by: Rosehip on April 04, 2010, 09:41:16 AM
Truly, He is Risen!
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Post by: augustin717 on April 04, 2010, 09:53:10 AM
Truly He is risen!
Adevarat a inviat!
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Post by: FrChris on April 04, 2010, 09:54:26 AM
Christ Is Risen!

It is so wonderful to say that once again!
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Post by: arnI on April 04, 2010, 09:54:58 AM
Alithos Anesti - Truly He is Risen!

Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling upon Death, and has bestowed life to those in the tombs.
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Post by: Fr. George on April 04, 2010, 09:58:28 AM
Χριστός Ανέστη!

Jesus, having risen from the grave as He foretold, has granted us eternal life and great mercy!
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Post by: mike on April 04, 2010, 12:02:21 PM
Zaprawdę zmartwychwstał! Сапраўды уваскрос!

In the EOTC, we drink Tej, which is a type of wine made from fermented honey. (But we celebrated with our Greek Orthodox brethren since we couldn't make it to Atlanta.)

Selam

So Ethiopians and Poles have something in common apart from boasting their nationalities ;)
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Post by: HandmaidenofGod on April 04, 2010, 12:39:17 PM
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!
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Post by: GabrieltheCelt on April 04, 2010, 12:48:17 PM
Christ is Risen!  Hristos a inviat!  Christos Voskrese!  Al Masih Qam!  Christos anesti!
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Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on April 04, 2010, 01:18:28 PM
Zaprawdę zmartwychwstał! Сапраўды уваскрос!

In the EOTC, we drink Tej, which is a type of wine made from fermented honey. (But we celebrated with our Greek Orthodox brethren since we couldn't make it to Atlanta.)

Selam

So Ethiopians and Poles have something in common apart from boasting their nationalities ;)

Cool! :)


Selam
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Post by: Elpidophoros on April 04, 2010, 01:37:12 PM
合利斯托斯復活矣!
主真復活矣!
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Post by: Papist on April 04, 2010, 01:37:59 PM
Christ is Risen! Nothing else matters!
AMEN!


Christus resurrexit! Vere resurrexit!

Cristo ha resucitado! Verdaderamente ha resucitado!
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Post by: Marc1152 on April 04, 2010, 01:43:44 PM
My son showed up (who is not a Christian). I went out with the other servers to help light the candles of the congregation. I started to light the first candle in the crowd and look up and it was him... Pretty cool moment.
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Post by: FormerReformer on April 04, 2010, 01:57:59 PM
Truly he is risen!

This was not only my first Pascha, but my first time at my new parish, my first time at a Greek parish, and my first service with my youngest brother, who is also journeying into Orthodoxy and it was his first Pascha as well.  A very blessed evening, even if we did get out an hour before everyone else, apparently.

The Agape service this morning was beautiful as well.
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Post by: katherine 2001 on April 04, 2010, 01:59:04 PM
Truly He is risen!
Adevarat a inviat!

I actually know the Romanian.  Our priest served in a Romanian parish, so he includes the Romanian in with the others.  

Hristos a inviat!
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Post by: katherine 2001 on April 04, 2010, 02:02:13 PM
Khristus anahgrecum! (Aleut).  Just don't ask me to say it.  We have a parishioner who is Alaskan Native and she tried to teach me how to say it and I had a hard time saying it and can't say it like she does. 
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Post by: ialmisry on April 04, 2010, 02:03:05 PM
M'shiiHaa qaam!
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Post by: Theophilos78 on April 04, 2010, 02:03:57 PM
Hristos Vaskrese! Vaistinu Vaskrese!

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

Xristos Anesti! Alithos o Kyrios!!!

The Lord's resurrection enlighten us all and give us joy, peace, victory, and glory.

Glory to His holy resurrection!
We worship His resurrection on the third day!

O great mystery of salvation! Man was banished from the state of grace because he wanted to be God whereas Man was saved because God wanted to and became Man up to the point of death! 

O you Jews, come and join us to celebrate the Lord's Pascha because the true Temple of God was re-built by God Himself on the third day of its destruction!!!
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Post by: Theophilos78 on April 04, 2010, 02:04:34 PM
M'shiiHaa qaam!

Haqqan Qaam!
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Post by: Alveus Lacuna on April 04, 2010, 02:10:52 PM
In Truth, He is Risen!

May God be with all of you on this most joyous day!!!
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Post by: Punch on April 04, 2010, 02:21:38 PM
What do you mean, 3 in the morning?  We didn't finish until 3:52!  I love it!!!

Christ is Risen!  Rejoice!

3:52?  What a bunch of wusses. ;)  We had a group of guys outside the parish hall smoking pipes and cigars until about 4:30.

Khristos voskrese!  Voistinu voskrese!

Now THAT is my kind of Church!  Christ is Risen!
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Post by: FormerReformer on April 04, 2010, 02:27:32 PM
What do you mean, 3 in the morning?  We didn't finish until 3:52!  I love it!!!

Christ is Risen!  Rejoice!

3:52?  What a bunch of wusses. ;)  We had a group of guys outside the parish hall smoking pipes and cigars until about 4:30.

Khristos voskrese!  Voistinu voskrese!

Ah, I enjoyed a nice pipe once I got home.  Seeing as how I have the whole parish thing out of the way I need to start searching for a good tobacco shop that stocks English blends.
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Post by: SolEX01 on April 04, 2010, 03:48:00 PM
Αληθώς Ανέστη! - Truly, He is Risen!

Kristo Ajukkide! - Kweli Ajukkide! (in Ugandan)
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Post by: Nazarene on April 04, 2010, 05:49:59 PM
O you Jews, come and join us to celebrate the Lord's Pascha because the true Temple of God was re-built by God Himself on the third day of its destruction!!!

Amain amain!

HaMeshiakh qom! Be-emet qom!



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Post by: LBK on April 04, 2010, 06:31:45 PM
What do you mean, 3 in the morning?  We didn't finish until 3:52!  I love it!!!

Christ is Risen!  Rejoice!

3:52?  What a bunch of wusses. ;)  We had a group of guys outside the parish hall smoking pipes and cigars until about 4:30.

Khristos voskrese!  Voistinu voskrese!

You haven't endured until you've hosted the feast for a couple of dozen hungry souls descending on your abode after the Paschal services at a truly ungodly hour of the morning.  :laugh: My beloved and I didn't get to bed until 9am on Easter Day, after getting up at 5am on Holy Saturday.
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Post by: Knytshade on April 04, 2010, 07:24:24 PM
Truly He is Risen!

My 1st Pascha too, just got home from our festial banquet---was absolutely wonderful!

Service was great, the weather held up nicely (by God's grace), & it was just amazing to see all the people.

Also, as a side blessing, we found out that we are -close- to acquiring some land to build us a bigger church!  Glory to God for that!

Very very blessed indeed!
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Post by: Liz on April 04, 2010, 07:43:28 PM
Christ is Risen!

Just wanted to add my voice as I haven't been on here much lately but was thinking fondly of this place and all the people who helped me understand Orthodox traditions that seemed very strange to me this time last year. Happy Easter to you all.
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Post by: Ebor on April 04, 2010, 08:50:41 PM
The Lord is risen, indeed!

Wishing all here a joyous feast of the resurrection.  :)

Ebor
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Post by: PeterTheAleut on April 04, 2010, 09:38:53 PM
What do you mean, 3 in the morning?  We didn't finish until 3:52!  I love it!!!

Christ is Risen!  Rejoice!

3:52?  What a bunch of wusses. ;)  We had a group of guys outside the parish hall smoking pipes and cigars until about 4:30.

Khristos voskrese!  Voistinu voskrese!

Now THAT is my kind of Church!  Christ is Risen!
Unfortunately, no Cognac or Scotch, since my church forbids the consumption of distilled liquors on parish property for liability reasons. :(  Oh, well.  The pipe-weed was good.  Made me feel like a regular old hobbit.
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Post by: HandmaidenofGod on April 04, 2010, 09:53:09 PM
My son showed up (who is not a Christian). I went out with the other servers to help light the candles of the congregation. I started to light the first candle in the crowd and look up and it was him... Pretty cool moment.

Glory to God!

Today was the first time in seven years that all of my cousins that I grew up with were in Church together at the same time. The last time of the six of us were in Church together was at my Aunt Sophie's funeral 7 years ago. (May her Memory be Eternal!)

Although two of said cousins were baptised into the Church, and have attended Easter and Christmas over the years, they weren't raised in the faith, as their mother is a non-observant Jew. Today they came to Church because their family wasn't doing anything to mark the holiday, and they knew they had to do something to commorate the day, so they came to Church.

Glory to God for all things!
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Post by: HandmaidenofGod on April 04, 2010, 09:54:39 PM
Christ is Risen!

Just wanted to add my voice as I haven't been on here much lately but was thinking fondly of this place and all the people who helped me understand Orthodox traditions that seemed very strange to me this time last year. Happy Easter to you all.

Happy Easter Liz! Hope the wedding planning is going well! :)
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Post by: Punch on April 04, 2010, 10:39:26 PM
What do you mean, 3 in the morning?  We didn't finish until 3:52!  I love it!!!

Christ is Risen!  Rejoice!

3:52?  What a bunch of wusses. ;)  We had a group of guys outside the parish hall smoking pipes and cigars until about 4:30.

Khristos voskrese!  Voistinu voskrese!

Now THAT is my kind of Church!  Christ is Risen!
Unfortunately, no Cognac or Scotch, since my church forbids the consumption of distilled liquors on parish property for liability reasons. :(  Oh, well.  The pipe-weed was good.  Made me feel like a regular old hobbit.

None for me yet either.  My stomach is having a hard enough time with the ham.  I may have to go easy on the distilled spirits for a while. 
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Post by: ialmisry on April 04, 2010, 11:58:22 PM
Christ is risen!

Just wanted to share a beautiful rendition of the Evlogitaria/Blessed art Thou of the Resurrection, with an excellent matching of visual icons to the lyrics.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9aFb7iOTtI
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Post by: augustin717 on April 05, 2010, 12:05:02 AM
What do you mean, 3 in the morning?  We didn't finish until 3:52!  I love it!!!

Christ is Risen!  Rejoice!

3:52?  What a bunch of wusses. ;)  We had a group of guys outside the parish hall smoking pipes and cigars until about 4:30.

Khristos voskrese!  Voistinu voskrese!

Now THAT is my kind of Church!  Christ is Risen!
Unfortunately, no Cognac or Scotch, since my church forbids the consumption of distilled liquors on parish property for liability reasons. :(  Oh, well.  The pipe-weed was good.  Made me feel like a regular old hobbit.

None for me yet either.  My stomach is having a hard enough time with the ham.  I may have to go easy on the distilled spirits for a while. 
We had beer, wine, whiskey, brandy etc, all at church.
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Post by: Father H on April 05, 2010, 12:06:02 AM
O you Jews, come and join us to celebrate the Lord's Pascha because the true Temple of God was re-built by God Himself on the third day of its destruction!!!

Amain amain!

HaMeshiakh qom! Be-emet qom!


Be-emet qom
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Post by: Father H on April 05, 2010, 12:14:32 AM
Christ is Risen!

Just wanted to add my voice as I haven't been on here much lately but was thinking fondly of this place and all the people who helped me understand Orthodox traditions that seemed very strange to me this time last year. Happy Easter to you all.

Indeed He is Risen!   May the Risen Lord bless you richly!   
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Post by: Father H on April 05, 2010, 12:17:48 AM
Christ is risen!

Just wanted to share a beautiful rendition of the Evlogitaria/Blessed art Thou of the Resurrection, with an excellent matching of visual icons to the lyrics.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9aFb7iOTtI

Thank you Isa very beautiful!
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Post by: admiralnick on April 06, 2010, 11:51:42 AM
Yea, we had polish vodka at 4AM....... I do believe I was able to defend my slavic heritage.

-Nick
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Post by: ialmisry on April 11, 2010, 10:46:07 AM
Christ is risen!

Just came across a rather interesting icon of the resurrection:
http://www.morsink.com/?objectID=389
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Post by: GabrieltheCelt on April 11, 2010, 01:34:35 PM
Christ is risen!

Just came across a rather interesting icon of the resurrection:
http://www.morsink.com/?objectID=389

Indeed, He is Risen!

 Wow, so much symbolism!  The article is also educational in that the author wrote that, "The actual moment of the Resurrection, when Christ rose from the grave, was not to be depicted in Orthodox iconography. Only from the late 16th century onwards this event starts to appear on icons under the influence of the West." 
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Post by: Basil 320 on April 11, 2010, 04:46:09 PM
"Glory to His Third Day Resurrection!"
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Post by: Irish Hermit on April 13, 2010, 05:34:48 AM
Christ is Risen! Nothing else matters!

Truly He is Risen!

And how deeply I agree with you in this, nothing else matters!