Christos Voskrese – Christ Is Risen!

This delightful youtube video is a favorite of mine. One of our readers and occasional commenter,  Dejan, (without a doubt my favorite Serb) provided the English translation.  The words are from a poem by St. Nikolai Velimirovich who served for a time as the Rector of St. Tikhon’s Seminary – truly one of the great Serbian saints of the modern era.

Translation:

People rejoice, nations hear:
Christ is risen, and brings the joy!
Stars dance, mountains sing:
Christ is risen, and brings the joy!
Forests murmur, winds hum:
Christ is risen, and brings the joy!
Seas bow*, animals roar:
Christ is risen, and brings the joy!
Bees swarm, and the birds sing:
Christ is risen, and brings the joy!

Angels stand, triple the song:
Christ is risen, and brings the joy!
Sky humble yourself, and elevate the earth:
Christ is risen, and brings the joy!
Bells chime, and tell to all:
Christ is risen, and brings the joy!
Glory to You God, everything is possible to You,
Christ is risen, and brings the joy!

About Fr. Stephen Freeman

Fr. Stephen is a retired Archpriest of the Orthodox Church in America, Pastor Emeritus of St. Anne Orthodox Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He is also author of Everywhere Present: Christianity in a One-Storey Universe, and Face to Face: Knowing God Beyond Our Shame, as well as the Glory to God podcast series on Ancient Faith Radio.



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29 responses to “Christos Voskrese – Christ Is Risen!”

  1. Meg Avatar
    Meg

    One of my VERY FAVORITE YouTube postings. I have it bookmarked. Wishing you and your parish every joy of this Feast of Feasts!

  2. Micah Avatar
    Micah

    St. Nikolai Velimirovich is a great Saint! Christ has Risen!

  3. Lvka Avatar

    Truly He is risen! A blessed Easter, Father!

  4. Fr. Milovan Katanic Avatar

    Indeed He is risen! A blessed Pascha to you and yours!

  5. fatherstephen Avatar

    Fr. Milovan, Christos Voskrese! May God grant you a good Pascha! It is a joy to know that we all Orthodox priests stand at one altar tonight and offer the bloodless sacrifice! May paradise consume you!

  6. Sean Avatar
    Sean

    Χριστός ἀνέστη!

  7. […] Posted by Don Bryant on April 4, 2010 The words are from a poem by St. Nikolai Velimirovich who served for a time as the Rector of St. Tikhon’s Seminary in Serbia.  Thanks to Father Stpehen  […]

  8. Phil Avatar
    Phil

    Truly He is risen! Blessed Pascha to all!

  9. Kyra Bradley Avatar
    Kyra Bradley

    Christos Voskrese!!

  10. makedonikus Avatar

    Vaistina Voskrese

  11. Mihály Vajda Avatar
    Mihály Vajda

    Krisztus feltámadt!
    Christos Anesti!

  12. David Di Giacomo Avatar
    David Di Giacomo

    Le Christ est ressuscité!

  13. mary bongiorno Avatar

    I love it, CHRIST HAS TRUELY RISEN. I have been though a horrible trial that I do not understand, with demons tormenting me. I have not stoped praying and reaching home to my orthodox roots, in CHRIST WORD. I thank you for these and many glimmers of hope in this darkness. Keep me in your prayers, Mary a sinner who loves GOD deeply. AMEN

  14. Mary Bongiorno Avatar

    People rejoice, nations hear:
    Christ is risen, and brings the joy!
    Stars dance, mountains sing:
    Christ is risen, and brings the joy!
    Forests murmur, winds hum:
    Christ is risen, and brings the joy!
    Seas bow*, animals roar:
    Christ is risen, and brings the joy!
    Bees swarm, and the birds sing:
    Christ is risen, and brings the joy!

    Angels stand, triple the song:
    Christ is risen, and brings the joy!
    Sky humble yourself, and elevate the earth:
    Christ is risen, and brings the joy!
    Bells chime, and tell to all:
    Christ is risen, and brings the joy!
    Glory to You God, everything is possible to You,
    Christ is risen, and brings the joy!

  15. Mary Bongiorno Avatar

    Nickolai has inspried me for years, more than any other patron, I pray this finding this post amid this unjust battle that I have been through is GOD”S answer that I will be free from this assualt upon my mind. AMEN AMEN AMEN PRAISE and GLORY TO THE MOST HIGH HE alone paid the PRICE for my love and HE turns no one away, nor can HE be defeated. Amen amen ame

  16. Mule Chewing Briars Avatar

    To paraphrase the 40 Martyrs:

    It has been a bitter winter, but Pascha is sweet.

  17. Theo1973 Avatar
    Theo1973

    Truly He is Risen

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  19. Karen Avatar
    Karen

    Indeed, He is risen!

  20. Дејан Avatar
    Дејан

    Dear Father,

    With your kind permission I would like to quote something that you wrote in earlier post

    Prayer is a movement towards an authentic life. God is real and from Him alone reality comes. The God who is beyond all things has come down to us and become one of us. He is here, taking the hand of every Adam and Eve and leading them from the grave of their virtual worlds. Our prayer, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” is a petition for God’s Kingdom to come now, and to reign here, in me.

    These words brought such joy to my heart, i cannot explain, portraying what is Inexpressible most adequately. I bow in deep gratitude. Thank you!

    May the joy of Pascha in our hearts inspire us all to try to lead more simple, pure and happy life.

    Христос Васкрсе!

  21. fatherstephen Avatar

    Dejan,

    Voistinu Voskrese!

  22. Crandaddy Avatar
    Crandaddy

    God bless you, Father!

    I cannot remember another Easter song that brought such joy to my heart!

    God bless you also, Dejan, for translating these delightful words!

    CHRISTOS VOSKRESE!

    CHRISTOS ANESTI!

    CHRIST IS RISEN!

    Let all creation rejoice in the rising to life of Him who makes all things new!
    And behold: He makes all things new

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  25. Albocicade Avatar

    One of my favourite song is this one (but sorry, i only have a french translation 🙂
    http://cigales-eloquentes.over-blog.com/article-19431582-6.html

    En vérité, Il est ressuscité !

  26. katia Avatar
    katia

    Voistina voskrese father!

  27. mary bongiorno Avatar
    mary bongiorno

    I love these words, I think Blessed Nickolai is so close to my heart. I have allways loved His writtings and they have drawn me close to GOD. pray for me, and my little family, we have had many troubles and things I do not understand, but GOD does, and HE Is RISEN, so let the joy begin. Soon I pray OH HOLY ONE blessed be all of THY HOLY NAMES. Mary

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