Saturday, April 11, 2009

Christos Anesti! Christ is risen!

Greetings in the name of the risen Christ!

The following link to is an audio/video of the ancient hymn of the church, Christos Anesti (Christ is Risen), sung around the world on Pascha (Easter). Rejoice in the listening! At Trinity Church we will gather in the darkness of this night, light candles from the new fire, and process to the church singing this glorious hymn.


A rough transliteration of the Greek follows, as well as a translation.

Christos anest ek nekron
thanato thanaton patisas
ke tis en tis mnimasi zoin
hari samenos.

Christ is risen from the dead
trampling down death by death
and upon those in the tombs bestowing life.

May you have a most blessed Pascha!


Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

John Roop + said...

Thank you -- I think. I am a bit circumspect in my response because I really do not intend to write anything creative or original; I want to say only what the church has always said -- to preserve the faith once for all delivered to the saints -- but perhaps to say it in a way that can be heard better by 21st-century ears. So, thank you for your encouraging words.

Peace of Christ,