Happy Easter!

Posted May 1, 2016 By mashaholl

Christ is Risen!

Serbian Orthodox believers hold candles during Orthodox Easter

Serbian Orthodox believers hold candles during Orthodox Easter religious services in the Medieval Monastery in the town of Gracanica on April 30, 2016. © Armend Nimani / AFP

Христос Воскресе!

Christus resurrexit!

Le Christ est ressuscité!

¡Cristo ha resucitado!

Krist ist auferstanden!

 

Today is Eastern Orthodox Easter.

Instead of the everyday “hello”, “how are you”, “howdy”, “hi”, Orthodox Christians greet each other with variants of “Christ is Risen!”

The significance of Easter on a religious, philosophical, and theological level is the same across all Christian traditions. But in Orthodox lands and communities, it has remained the Feast of Feasts, focused on church and home, on homemade Easter foods and generations-old traditions.

Easter is celebrated in many tongues and many places, but it is similarly celebrated with burning candles, joyous singing, midnight processions, and wherever you may be, someone will greet you in your own language.

Christ is Risen!

Indeed He is risen!