Risen indeed!

The traditional Easter greeting and response is, in English, “Christ is risen!” and “He is risen indeed!” PeaceBang and I — as real, talking people — have been known to greet one another the same way in Greek and Slavonic.

Here’s your chance to get in on the fun, in a number of languages.

Easter (Paschal) Greeting in different languages

There are also some wonderful liturgical tidbits. If I were ever to “go Eastern Orthodox” it would be at Easter.

Which for them is very late this year, even as it is very early in the West.

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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