Spiritual Food for Thought

1 Corinthians 15:3-4

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…

Excerpt from the Anastasis Service

A Pascha of delight; a Pascha, the Lord’s Pascha; an all-venerable Pascha has dawned for us; a Pascha on which, let us embrace one another with joy.

5th Ode, Anastasis Service

Let us arise in the early dawn, and instead of myrrh, offer a hymn to the Master; and we shall see Christ, the Sun of Righteousness dawning life to all.

3rd Ode, Anastasis Service

Come let us drink a new drink.  Not one miraculously brought forth from a barren rock, but from the fountain of immortality, sprung forth from Christ’s Tomb, from which we are edified.

1st Ode, Anastasis Service

It is the Day of Resurrection!  O people, let us glory in its splendor!  Pascha, the Lord’s Pascha!  For Christ our God has transported us who sing the triumphal hymn from death to life, and from earth to Heaven.