Thursday 5 April 2007

Eastern Easter

Kevin Edgecomb has posted a series of Holy Week hymns from the Eastern Orthodox Church, including the Paschal troparion – one of the most powerful of all Christian hymns:

Χριστος ανεστη εκ νεκρων
θανατω θανατον πατησας
και τοις εν τοις μνημασι
ζωην χαρισαμενος

Christ is risen from the dead,
Trampling down death by death,
And to those in the tombs
Giving life!


Kevin P. Edgecomb said...

To hear the tune, go to this page:

You'll find the troparion and others listed there.

Michael Westmoreland-White, Ph.D. said...

This year, Eastern Easter and Western Easter are on the same day! Glory!

Aric Clark said...

The bummer of the easters being on the same day is that I don't get to participate in both as I have done the past few years. Really, I feel the Orthodox do it better than we protties, but my home church would crucify me for skipping Easter with them... :(

Kevin P. Edgecomb said...

Well, Aric, you know the solution to that: convert!

(And people say we Orthodox don't proselytize! Ha!)

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