Christ is Risen! This is the greeting that Orthodox Christians and others exchange with each other in the period after Pascha (Easter). It is a great shout of joy, and usually accompanied by singing of the Paschal troparion (Easter hymn):
Christ is risen from the dead,
trampling down death by death,
and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!
We will be exchanging this greeting with each other at the ninth pilgrimage to the Saints of Barking, taking place in St Margaret’s Church and the Abbey grounds (weather permitting) on Saturday 12 May, 2018. Events will begin at 10:30 with the Divine Liturgy (Mass), lunch together (bring your own!), a talk by Fr Melchisedec from the Monastery of St John the Baptist in Essex and concluding with Great Vespers (Evensong, or the evening service). You would be very welcome! You can confirm your attendance using the contact form below.
Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!