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Christ is Risen!
« 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!
주 예수 그리스도 하느님의 아들이시여 저 이 죄인을 불쌍히 여기소서.

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Re: Christ is Risen!
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2010, 04:35:33 AM »
Si Kristo nabanhaw! Nabanhaw gayud Siya!

Blessed Pascha  :angel:
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2010, 04:39:39 AM »
ハリストス復活! :)

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Re: Christ is Risen!
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2010, 04:54:32 AM »
Indeed, He is risen!
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Re: Christ is Risen!
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2010, 04:55:57 AM »
My favorite service. Χριστός Ανέστη!

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Re: Christ is Risen!
« Reply #5 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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Re: Christ is Risen!
« Reply #6 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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Re: Christ is Risen!
« Reply #7 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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Re: Christ is Risen!
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2010, 05:44:10 AM »
Christ is Risen!!!!!

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Re: Christ is Risen!
« Reply #9 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! ;))

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Re: Christ is Risen!
« Reply #10 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.)

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Re: Christ is Risen!
« Reply #11 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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Re: Christ is Risen!
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2010, 07:18:29 AM »
Χριστός Ανέστη!!!!  


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Re: Christ is Risen!
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2010, 07:39:04 AM »
Christ is Risen! Nothing else matters!
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Re: Christ is Risen!
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2010, 07:41:59 AM »

True.  Forgive my selfish joy on such a day!

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« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2010, 07:44:58 AM »
He is risen indeed! (Kissing everyone three times.:))
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Re: Christ is Risen!
« Reply #16 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. :)

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« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2010, 08:19:27 AM »
Christ is risen! Le Christ est ressuscité!

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Re: Christ is Risen!
« Reply #18 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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« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2010, 09:41:16 AM »
Truly, He is Risen!
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« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2010, 09:53:10 AM »
Truly He is risen!
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Re: Christ is Risen!
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2010, 09:54:26 AM »
Christ Is Risen!

It is so wonderful to say that once again!
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Re: Christ is Risen!
« Reply #22 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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Re: Christ is Risen!
« Reply #23 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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Re: Christ is Risen!
« Reply #24 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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« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2010, 12:39:17 PM »
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!
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« Reply #26 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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Re: Christ is Risen!
« Reply #27 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! :)


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« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2010, 01:37:12 PM »
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Re: Christ is Risen!
« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2010, 01:37:59 PM »
Christ is Risen! Nothing else matters!
AMEN!


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« Reply #30 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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Re: Christ is Risen!
« Reply #31 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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Re: Christ is Risen!
« Reply #32 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.  

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« Reply #33 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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« Reply #34 on: April 04, 2010, 02:03:05 PM »
M'shiiHaa qaam!
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« Reply #35 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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« Reply #37 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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« Reply #38 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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« Reply #39 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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« Reply #40 on: April 04, 2010, 03:48:00 PM »
Αληθώς Ανέστη! - Truly, He is Risen!

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« Reply #41 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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« Reply #42 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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« Reply #43 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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« Reply #44 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.