Are you ready for the Big Day?

During the Pascha/Easter season, the forty days between Jesus’ Resurrection and Ascension, a tradition of the Orthodox faithful is to greet one another with the words, “Christ is risen!” The standard response isn’t to repeat the greeting nor to say “Yes, I heard.” We say, “Truly, He is risen.” Our response is an affirmation to their witness of this basic core belief of Christianity. Jesus was crucified, suffered, was buried and rose on the third day… (according to the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed.)

My husband, a bit of a linguist, enjoys stumping the congregation with a variety of languages. He must be getting ready for Saturday night’s celebration because he just posted an extensive list on Facebook.

Now, I don’t normally share Wiki anything… but this is my one exception. Here’s the link for the full list: www.orthodoxwiki.org/Paschal_greeting

Or you can listen to a variety of languages being sung by Fr. Chris Metropulos and EIKONA in this YouTube video.

Different Languages

Greek – Χριστὸς ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη! (Khristós anésti! Alithós anésti!)

Slavic languages- Church Slavonic – Христосъ воскресе! Воистину воскресе! (Khristos voskrese! Voistinu voskrese!)

Albanian (Tosk) – Krishti u ngjall! Vërtet u ngjall!

Armenian – Քրիստոս հարյա՜վ ի մեռելոց: Օրհնյա՜լ է Հարությունը Քրիստոսի: (Khristos haryav i merelotz! Orhnyal e Harouthyoune Khristosi!) – (Lit: Christ is risen! Blessed is the resurrection of Christ!)

English – “Christ is risen! Truly, He is risen!” or “Christ is risen! Indeed, He is risen!” or “Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed!”

 

Romanian – Hristos a înviat! Adevărat a înviat!

French – Le Christ est ressuscité! En verité il est ressuscité! or Le Christ est ressuscité! Vraiment il est ressuscité!

Italian – Cristo è risorto! È veramente risorto!

Spanish – ¡Cristo ha resucitado! ¡En verdad ha resucitado!

Portuguese – Cristo ressuscitou! Em verdade ressuscitou!

Persian – !مسیح برخاسته است! به راستی برخاسته است (Masih barkhaste ast! Be rasti barkhaste ast!)

Arabic (standard) – !المسيح قام! حقا قام (al-Masīḥ qām! Ḥaqqan qām!) or !المسيح قام! بالحقيقة قام (al-Masīḥ qām! Bi-l-ḥaqīqati qām!)

 

Coptic – ΠιχρίςΤος αϥτωΝϥ! ϦΕΝ οΥΜεθΜΗι αϥτωΝϥ! (Pikhristos Aftonf! Khen oumethmi aftonf!)

Malayalam – ക്രിസ്തു ഉയിര്ത്തെഴുന്നേറ്റു! തീര്ച്ചയായും ഉയിര്ത്തെഴുന്നേറ്റു! (Christu uyirthezhunnettu! Theerchayayumuyirthezhunnettu!)

Aleut – Kristus aq ungwektaq! Pichinuq ungwektaq!

Swahili – Kristo Amefufukka! Kweli Amefufukka!

Turkish – Hristós diril–Dí! Hakíkatén diril–Dí!

Finnish – Kristus nousi kuolleista! Totisesti nousi!

Meadow Mari – Христос ылыж кынелын! Чынак ылыж кынелын!

Japanese – ハリストス復活!実に復活! (Harisutosu fukkatsu! Jitsu ni fukkatsu!)

Korean – 그리스도께서 부활하셨습니다! 참으로 부활하셨습니다! (Kristo Gesso Buhwal ha sho sumnida! Chamuro Buhwal ha sho sumnida!)

Mandarin Chinese – 基督復活了 他確實復活了 (Jīdū fùhuó le! Tā quèshí fùhuó le!)

German – Christus ist auferstanden! Er ist wahrhaftig auferstanden!

Norwegian – Kristus er oppstanden! Han er sannelig oppstanden!

 

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    Shaped by a life of service to Christ’s Church, Fr. Christopher has dedicated himself to using all the tools God has placed at his disposal to spread the light of Orthodoxy across America. As Founding Father and host of the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) and the “Come Receive The Light” national Orthodox Christian radio program, he shepherds a dynamic and rapidly expanding ministry bringing joy, hope, and salvation in Jesus Christ to millions of listeners on Internet and land-based radio around the world in more than 130 countries. Fr. Christopher is the former President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and Parish Priest of Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

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    Eikona is three sisters who love to chant. Presvytera Stacey Dorrance, Presvytera Marika Brown, and Chrysanthy Therianos started their ministry over 28 years ago, at the urging of their husbands and in answer to the question, “What are you doing to use your talents for the Church?” Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, they grew up in the community of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Cathedral. They were raised in a loving, musical home where church attendance was not optional, but rather, an extension of their parents’ love for music and the church. Each sister has four children, many married and starting families of their own. Their mission is to bring beautiful English Byzantine Chant to the world. Their love of liturgical worship and desire to grow in their own faith inspires them to continue their music ministry. Presvytera Stacey is both the co-chanter and assistant choir director in her parish of St. Catherine’s, in Greenwood Village, Colorado. She is also Chair of the Byzantine Music Education Committee of the National Forum as well as a Chant teacher specializing in helping parishes form Byzantine Choirs across the country (and even in Australia), via Zoom. Presvytera Marika is head chanter at her parish of Sts. Peter and Paul in Boulder, Colorado, as well as a host to many of their parish ministries. Chrysanthy is the choir director at the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Theotokos in Denver, Colorado, as well as a chanter. She is the President of the Metropolis Music Ministry, a composer of music, and an Ace Bowler!

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Shaped by a life of service to Christ’s Church, Fr. Christopher has dedicated himself to using all the tools God has placed at his disposal to spread the light of Orthodoxy across America. As Founding Father and host of the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) and the “Come Receive The Light” national Orthodox Christian radio program, he shepherds a dynamic and rapidly expanding ministry bringing joy, hope, and salvation in Jesus Christ to millions of listeners on Internet and land-based radio around the world in more than 130 countries. Fr. Christopher is the former President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and Parish Priest of Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

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