Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Good-bye to Pascha

Today is the Feast of the Leave-taking of Pascha, and this morning for the last time we sang in church the many variations on "Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death," and other such hymns reserved for this period after Easter continuing almost, but not quite, to Pentecost. Before we get to Pentecost, we have the feast of Christ's Ascension, and tonight that feast will begin.

But it is still today, so I am posting a picture of an icon of the angel telling the women at the tomb, "He is not here; He is risen." As one hymn says, "Why do you seek the incorruptible amidst corruption?"

Truly Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!

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