Christ Is Risen

The Republic of Georgia is one of the olderst Orthodox nations. I find their music to be astounding. This is a small clip for Pascha. The hymn being sung is the Georgian: Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!

Christ is risen!

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Fr. Stephen is a priest of the Orthodox Church in America, Pastor Emeritus of St. Anne Orthodox Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He is also author of Everywhere Present and the Glory to God podcast series.





23 responses to “Christ Is Risen”

  1. Michael Bauman Avatar
    Michael Bauman

    Indeed He is Risen!

  2. Rita Avatar

    Христос воскресе!
    Hristos a înviat!
    Christ is Risen!
    And thank you Father, for all your valuable work throughout the year, it is much appreciated, especially by this Irish ex-pat in Bucharest!
    May the Lord free us from these tombs imposed by our governments soon!
    “as smoke vanishes before the fire!”

  3. Ilya Avatar

    Indeed He is Risen!
    How wonderful that, no matter what, Christ is with us!
    Thank you, Father, for all your truly uplifting messages during this difficult period. May our good Lord give you health and strength to continue to guide us.
    A special message for Rita, the Irish ex-pat in Bucharest: Adevarat a Înviat! From a Romanian ex-pat in Ottawa, Canada.

  4. Philip Poole Avatar
    Philip Poole

    He is risen, indeed!!
    This is truly beautiful, both the music and the setting. Be blessed this Pascha, father.
    P.S. Georgian script looks a lot like Elvish. 🙂

  5. George Avatar

    Indeed he is in Risen! Thank you for sharing this beautiful hymn, Father. Glory to God and may you all have blessed and joyful Pascha!

  6. Jeff Avatar

    Indeed He is risen!
    Thanks for sharing this. Georgia is a fascinating place that I hope to visit someday. Especially since my patron saint is St. Gabriel (Urgebadze) who is from there.

  7. Paula AZ Avatar
    Paula AZ

    Indeed He Is Risen!

    A very blessed Pascha to you and all at St Anne’s !
    And to all at the blog!

  8. Byron Avatar

    Indeed He is risen! Glorious Pascha to all! Glory to God!

  9. Paula AZ Avatar
    Paula AZ

    The vid, Father… beautiful! The children singing, the Church … the background music and filming, as in the midst of space and time … the entire universe declares His Glory!

    May His greatness, His Grace and Majesty be proclaimed in the Heavens and in the Earth!
    Beneath the earth … done!

    Who is this King of Glory?! The Lord of Hosts is His Name!!

    Glory to Jesus Christ! He Is Risen!!!!

    It is good to live in such a time as this!

  10. Nicole from VA Avatar
    Nicole from VA

    Thank you, Father Stephen. This is very beautiful. It reminds me of what I hope for my children.

  11. Fr. Stephen Freeman Avatar

    This afternoon (minutes ago), a long line of cars, filled with families of the parish, appeared on my street, honking horns, holding up signs with Pascha sayings, and oud shots of joy. Pausing to hang out their windows in sing a few hymns of Pascha. Matushka and I stood in the yard, transfigured with joy at this marvelous gift and celebration.

    How I miss them all!

  12. Elisabeth Avatar

    I’m so glad they did this! Such love and joy! A taste of heaven – the love we bear one another.
    Christ is risen!

  13. Paula AZ Avatar
    Paula AZ

    Father…that’s the best!

  14. Victoria Avatar

    Christ is Risen Father Stephen!!

    Truly He Is Risen!!

    God’s Blessings

  15. Ziton Avatar

    Father, thank you. This is beautiful. Those kids are gorgeous – and oddly, maybe especially that teary little girl who for whatever reason was not singing, but included anyway. That church (building) is hairs-on-the-back-of -my-neck stunning, especially with this as the soundtrack. Thank you for sharing this, and the story of the parishioners on the street. This – like all times – is indeed a time of wonders if we have eyes to see them. Christ is RISEN. ALLELUIA.

  16. ook Avatar

    Христос воскрес! Воістину воскрес!
    From a Canadian expat (of Ukrainian ancestry) in Asia. Our virtual community is very important to me, especially in these times when we are unable to gather physically while we defeat this pandemic.

  17. Stephanie Avatar

    Christ is Risen!

    The stunning melody also, in English

  18. Helen Avatar

    Truly He is Risen. And in the midst of this present darkness, His Light is brighter this year. I think though, like the stars you see out in the country versus the city, His Light is always this bright; we had fewer “shiny” distractions.
    Our church choir sang this year – virtual choir format. It was a blessing for our parish to see familiar faces as we heard the beloved song .

  19. Brian Avatar

    Thank you, Helen. That is beautiful.

    Christ is risen!

  20. Paula AZ Avatar
    Paula AZ

    Helen…that was beautiful! Thank you!

    And I agree with what you said about Christ’s Light shining brighter this year!

    Amen…Christ is Risen!

  21. Drewster2000 Avatar

    Fr. Stephen,

    Thank you for leading me to this performance. I’ve been captivated by it ever since. It’s hard to believe such a strong voice can come out of children so small. But perhaps they are a symbol of our lives in this world…

  22. John G Karas Avatar
    John G Karas

    Simply Beautiful. Truly HE IS RISEN!

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