Christos Anesti! Christ is Risen!
In Acts 1:3, Luke informs us that Jesus appeared to His disciple over a period of forty days after His resurrection until His ascension to heaven and God's right hand.
It is for this reason that for the period of forty days after Pascha, we greet each other and respond with the words "Christ is Risen!" "Truly He is Risen!". While this may not be easy to keep up with family, friends and collegues who are heterodox or non believers,I think we should make an effort to do so amongst our orthodox brethren
Let us keep the joy and new hope experienced by Jesus' disciples alive in our own hearts.
BTW, Mor Ephrem has posted the feast of the Ascension on May 29 (Gregorian calendar). I tried posting the event on June 5 (Julian calendar) but got an error.