Christ is risen!

At this post hits the web, we’ll be ringing in Easter joy in our Great Vigil. The moment is stunning. A darkened church, illumined only by candles. Stories. Singing. Baptism. The people are sprinkled with baptismal water. Then comes the loud chant, “Alleluia! Christ is risen!” And all heaven breaks loose. Organ. Drums. Guitars. Bells. Lots of bells. Tower bells (so the whole knows Christ is raised). Lights. Easter joy.

We don’t sing this troparion, but it’s pretty great.

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