Tag Archives: Easter

East and West Alike: Risen from the Dead!

After posting part of the lyrics to the Paschal Troparion this morning, I discovered that these “ancient Christian” lyrics from the East have been put to a new setting by a “contemporary Christian” from the West.  (Disclaimer: I generally detest … Continue reading

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Bestowing life: Christ is risen!

The Risen Christ: Exiting the Cathedral, Going into the World (photo taken in Sevilla, Spain, Easter 2006) Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death— and upon those in the tombs bestowing life! Christ is Risen! Christ … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Window Shopping

I love visiting churches.  I loved my multi-cultural church during my second year of seminary, but the only thing I disliked was that working there meant I had to stop my Sunday morning church-visiting regimen…. my “stained glass window shopping,” … Continue reading

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Zombie Jesus?

My friend sent me this text message the other day: “I just heard someone say, ‘Easter is when we celebrate zombie Jesus; it’s just back in the day they called it resurrection.’” And I laughed. But then I thought about … Continue reading

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Trampling Down Death by Death

  Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life.   Antiochian Orthodox soundtrack here: http://www.antiochian.org/music/library (Click on “Christ is Risen” and then “Christ is Risen (Combined)”) All Christians —- East … Continue reading

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