Divine Liturgy every Sunday at 10 AM

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Christ is Risen!

Having beheld the Resurrection of Christ, 
let us worship the holy Lord Jesus, the only Sinless One.

We worship Thy Cross, O Christ, and Thy holy Resurrection we hymn and glorify; 
for Thou art our God, and we know none other beside Thee, we call upon Thy name. 

O come, all ye faithful, let us worship Christ's holy Resurrection, 
for behold, through the Cross joy hath come to all the world. 
Ever blessing the Lord, we hymn His Resurrection; 
for, having endured crucifixion, He hath destroyed death by death.

Paschal Canon in different languages and tunes

...in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight - Hos 6:2

Forestalling the dawn, the women came with Mary, and found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre, and heard from the angel:
Why seek ye among the dead, as though He were mortal, Him Who liveth in everlasting light? 
Behold the grave-clothes.
Go quickly and proclaim to the world that the Lord is risen and hath slain death. 
For He is the Son of God Who saveth mankind.

Why seek ye among the dead, as though He were mortal, Him Who liveth in everlasting light? - Re: Luke 24:5

Though Thou didst descend into the grave, O Immortal One, yet didst Thou destroy the power of hades.
And didst arise as victor, O Christ God, calling to the myrrh-bearing women: Rejoice! and giving peace unto Thine apostles: Thou Who dost grant resurrection to the fallen.

In the grave bodily, but in hades with Thy soul as God
in Paradise with the thief, and on the throne with the Father and the Spirit wast Thou Who fillest all things, O Christ the Inexpressible.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

“The Church decided to regard the Descent into Hades as a true Icon of the Resurrection.... The quintessential Icon of the Resurrection of Christ is considered to be His Descent into Hades... To be sure, there are also Icons of the Resurrection which depict Christ’s appearance to the Myrrh-bearing women and the Disciples, but the Icon of the Resurrection par excellence is the shattering of death, which took place at the Descent of Christ into Hades, when His soul, together with His Divinity, went down into Hades and freed the souls of the Righteous ones of the Old Testament, who were awaiting Him as their Redeemer.”
 - Metropolitan Hierotheos (Vlachos) of Nafpaktos  


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