Seraphim Danckaert is Director of Mission Advancement at St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary. He holds an M.Div. from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and is a Ph.D. candidate in theology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
In the Paschal Vigil, there is a dramatic moment when the faithful wait in darkness for the Paschal Light to emerge. As soon as it does, a famous hymn is chanted: “Come Receive the Light, from the Unwaining Light, and Glorify Christ, Who is risen from the dead.”
In the video embedded above, you can hear this beautiful hymn chanted in many languages. First, some verses in Romanian, and then the hymn in Church Slavonic, Greek, Arabic, English, Spanish, Albanian, Romanian and Greek (in a modern composition).