Saturday, April 14, 2007

Child's Wisdom

On the eve of Pascha (Passover, from eternal death to eternal life, aka easter) we get ready to attend our midnight and all-night service at church. While getting ready for our glorious event, Daddy and Katherine are watching the Ten Commandments. You know, the one that is on every year since forever. Anyway, she is learning a little bit about things from Daddy and at one point she says to me, "Mommy, I'm afraid."
I ask, "What makes you afraid?"
"I'm afraid of God."
You know you can tell in your child's voice when they are truly scared and I didn't hear it in her's so I let it ride and asked, "Why?"
"He's everywhere... in the sky, in the moon, in the Christ of God, in the Church, in our heart of love of God, in the love in the heart and love of you and me."
It doesn't get much truer than that!

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Christ is Risen!

Christ is Risen!....Truly, He is Risen!
Christos Voskrese!....Voistinu Voskrese! (Slavonic)
Christos Anesti!....Alithos Anesti! (Greek)
Hristos a Inviat!....Adeverat a Inviat! (Romanian)
Ha Mashiyach Qam!....Ken Hoo Qam! (Hebrew)

"He is not here, He is Risen!"

Christ is Risen from the dead,
Trampling down Death by Death,
And upon those in the tombs bestowing life!

Christ is Risen!