Forty Days of Pascha: Christ is Risen!

Forty Days of Pascha: Christ is Risen!


Orthodox Christians greet each other saying “Christ is risen!” during the forty days after our Lord’s resurrection. This is in response to the forty days Christ continued to teach the Apostles until His Ascension.

The Ch​u​rch is wonderful in the way She can ebb and flow with feasts and fasts. We journeyed for 40 days during Lent in preparation for Holy Week and then Pascha. And now we are in a celebratory phase until Pentecost. But people forget, neglecting to enjoy the times set aside to rejoice. This is the time to rejoice.

Enjoy the following video of the sister trio Eikona, and their recording of ​”​Christ is Risen,​”​ with OCN’s Fr. Chris Metropulos, and various artists singing the Resurrection Hymn in different languages.

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Presvytera Vassi Haros

Presvytera Vassi Makris Haros is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art, Architecture & Planning and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. She is the owner, designer and photographer of V’s Cardbox, In Service and Love. a greeting card company featuring cards with an Orthodox voice. She strongly feels that experiencing the Orthodox Faith through the church’s cyclical calendar of feasts and fasts is a gift that is too often overlooked.