Paschal Greeting

Christ Is Risen!  (responded with, Indeed, He Is Risen!

This is the greeting that we use from the Feast of Pascha to the Feast of Ascension (40 days after the Resurrection of Our Lord).  It is common to greet others in multiple languages - a way of showing the unity of Orthodoxy around the world.  From English to Romanian to Swahili, below are a few ways to greet each other during the Paschal Season!


Church Slavonic – Christos voskrese! / Христосъ воскресе!  
                                      (Voistinu voskrese! / Воистину воскресе!)

English – Christ is risen!  (Indeed, He is risen!)

Greek –  Khristós anésti! / Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη!  (Alithós anésti! / Χριστὸς ἀνέστη!)

Italian – Cristo è risorto!  (È veramente risorto!)

Latin – Christus resurrexit!  (Resurrexit vere!)

Romanian – Hristos a înviat!  (Adevărat a înviat!)

Spanish – ¡Cristo ha resucitado!  (¡En verdad ha resucitado!)

Swahili – Kristo Amefufukka!  (Kweli Amefufukka!)


Here is a more extensive list of languages to consider using through Ascension:

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