Monday, April 21, 2014

Great and Holy Pascha ~ Christ is Risen!!!


Reading from the Book of Acts
before the Paschal services proper... 

The Shroud to be taken in soon...

The Cross is empty...

The anticipation grows...

Soon the Cross will be seen with with the Resurrection!
Christ's grave clothes will be found folded
and His Body not there

All the candles were put out, all lights dimmed 
The Priest comes out singing
The Light that has overtaken night...

and everyone's candles are lit
and we go out in procession!

When one returns all the lights are on
and PASCHA is here!

Christ is Risen!
Christ is Risen, 
trampling down death by death
and those in the tombs bestowing life!

Our Lord is Risen!

The Saints Rejoice!
It was a beautiful liturgy...
A lot of us were tired but also feeling
the joy of Pascha...
Bright Week is upon us and the joy of the
Resurrection of Christ cannot be beat! 

The Priest greets us with the Resurrection of Christ
at the end of liturgy
and red eggs given out to everyone...
Christ is Risen!!!


Lisa said...

Easter joy!!

GretchenJoanna said...

That is a lovely photo journal! You are right about Bright Week - so sweet and light.

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed!

Your photos are glorious, dear friend...

Matushka Anna said...

Indeed He is Risen!! What a lovely church and I love the flowers!!