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#1 Guest_Andrew

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Posted 09 May 2002 - 11:49 AM

Hi everybody. I'm just writing to see if anyone can tell me how long we keep using the "paschal greeting" ("Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!") in the Church. Is it only until the end of bright week, or longer?

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#2 Guest_Rev. Dn. Raphael Barberg

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Posted 09 May 2002 - 12:50 PM

Christ is risen!

I believe the Paschal Greeting is appropriate, thru-out the Paschal season; that is right until its "leave-taking" right before the Ascension.

Dn. Raphael

He is risen indeed!


#3 M.C. Steenberg

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Posted 09 May 2002 - 11:25 PM

Deacon Raphael is absolutely correct: the Paschal greeting is traditionally used throughout the entirety of the season of Pascha -- thus until the Leavetaking of Pascha on the day before the Ascension (the Leavetaking is this year on 30 May [Old Calendar] / 12 June [New Calendar]). It is customary for the faithful to greet one another with 'Christ is Risen' during the whole of this festal period.

INXC, Matthew


#4 Guest_Timothy Ray

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Posted 19 May 2002 - 07:43 PM

Is it proper to greet clergy with "Christ is risen"? Or are members of the laity supposed to to wait for the priest to say this, and then respond?

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#5 M.C. Steenberg

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Posted 21 May 2002 - 03:50 PM

Dear Timothy,

Yes, it is proper for laity to greet members of the clergy with 'Christ is risen!', even as it is proper for clergy to greet the laity in the same manner. There is no 'clergy prerogative' in this.

As the joy of the Resurrection is applicable to all, it is fitting for everyone to proclaim it to all.

XB, Matthew


#6 Paul Cowan

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 09:26 PM

In preparation for the traditional greetings tonight, here are 250 additional Paschal Greetings.

Paul

Even my favorite, Klingonese.

#7 Rdr Andreas

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 04:54 PM

It's not easy to remember things from one year to another. Have I got this right - we use the Paschal Hours for our morning and evening prayers during Bright Week?

#8 Anthony Stokes

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 01:01 PM

It's not easy to remember things from one year to another. Have I got this right - we use the Paschal Hours for our morning and evening prayers during Bright Week?


That is correct, although I believe you can add it to your normal prayers if you like, but as my priest put it, this we we have the prerogative to completely replace our morning and evening prayers with the Paschal Hours.

Sbdn. Anthony

#9 Amy

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 06:01 PM

Thank you, Paul , for posting that website!! Thanks to it, I have finally learned the Gaelic...

Tá Criost éirithe!

#10 Effie Ganatsios

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 07:50 AM

We say Christos Anesti - Christ is Risen and answer Alithos Anesti - He is indeed Risen (Alithos - truth - Anesti - risen) for 40 days i.e. until The Ascension.

Effie




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