Bright and never-setting.

Orthodox Christians are in Bright Week, the seven days beginning with the Feasts of Feasts, Holy Pascha (Easter), celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. It’s a week-long afterglow, the first of 40 days during which we greet one another not with “Hi!” but with “Christ is risen!”

This evening I attended Paschal Vespers, where we sang the joyous hymns about Christ, who during his earthly life had announced, I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Here is one stanza of a hymn:

We offer Thee our evening worship,
O never setting Light,
Who didst come in these last days to the world in the flesh;
Who even didst descend to hell to dispel its darkness.
Who hast revealed the light of Resurrection to the nations.
Glory to Thee, O Lord and Giver of light!

Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!

6 thoughts on “Bright and never-setting.

  1. Love the rays of sunshine in church! Who made that artos? I wonder how the silhouettes of leaves are made. Did you turn off your comments during Lent?

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    1. Christ is risen!

      One of our usual prosphora team members made the artos.

      Yes, I turned off comments during Lent because I was not reading in Blogland during that period. I had written all those posts before Lent.

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