Sunday, April 24, 2011

Who is the King of Glory? Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

On Paschal Night, during Matins after the Great Procession outside around the Church, the clergy and congregation arrives at the outside doors.  The following dialogue with the Door-Keeper takes place outside of the Church:

Priest: (Knocks 3 times with a cross) Lift up ye gates, O ye princes! And be lifted up, ye everlasting doors, that the King of Glory may enter!"

Door-Keeper: Who is the King of Glory?

Priest: The Lord, strong and mighty; the Lord, mighty in battle!
 
Priest: (Knocks 3 times with a cross) Lift up ye gates, O ye princes! And be lifted up, ye everlasting doors, that the King of Glory may enter!"
 
Door-Keeper: Who is the King of Glory?
 
Priest: (Knocks 3 times with a cross) Lift up ye gates, O ye princes! And be lifted up, ye everlasting doors, that the King of Glory may enter!"

The Lord of Hosts, He is the King of Glory!

English: Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!

Arabic: Al Maseeh Qam! Haqan Qam!

Greek: Kristos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!

Albanian: Kristi Unjhal! Vertet Unjhal!

Romanian: Kristos A Inviat! Adeverat a Inviat!

Russian: Kristos Voskrese! Voyistino Voskrese!
 
We are a "People of the Resurrection;" let us live a life worthy of our Risen Lord!

Be sure to read the words of the Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom, recited at EVERY Paschal Liturgy in EVERY Orthodox Christian Church across the whole world, visit HERE.

Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs, bestowing life!

Wishing you and your families a blessed Paschal season!
 
- A Day in the Life of the Youth Director

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