Monday, April 25, 2011

Χριστός ανέστη, Αληθώς ανέστη

Does anyone know what the title of this blog post means?  First clue: it has something to do with what I celebrated yesterday.  Second clue: it is in Greek.  Third clue: it was said many times today in many languages and this is a variant of what we say in English on this day.

Did you guess "Christ is risen, He is risen indeed?"  Well- you are right! I found this translation (which is supposed to say "Christ is risen, Truly He is risen").

This post is about Resurrection Sunday. According to Google Translate, it is also known as Easter, Pascuas, Pâques, Cásca, Pasqua, Páscoa, Velikonočni, Påske, Wielkanoc, Velykos, Paskalya, as well as many other names in many other languages.  

The reason why we say "Christ is risen, He is risen indeed" on this day is because we (Christians) celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, three days after He died on the cross. Resurrection Sunday (Easter) is of great significance because we believe it is the day that Christ defeated death.  With this day comes an invitation to start a new beginning, to be renewed- an invitation to bask in the beauty of forgiveness.  Pardon for you and for me, and for the whole world.  This is a good day!

Instead of an outfit (that post will come later) I want to share a song with you all.  The video below is of a song that I first heard at my church in Peoria, Imago Dei, written and performed by John Mark McMillan for RELEVANT Magazine.  Enjoy!

Also, if you are interested in hearing the sermon that I heard on Sunday at Imago Dei Church, it is available on their website here. The podcast is titled "Eighth Day of the Week" and it is also available on iTunes as a podcast.

Christ is risen, He is risen indeed!

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