HOLY PASCHA

The Resurrection of Our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!

Хрїстóсъ воскрéсе! Воистину воскресе!

Kristus er oppstanden! Han er sannelig oppstanden!

Christus ist auferstanden! Er ist wahrhaftig auferstanden!

Χριστός ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς ανέστη!

Христос воскресе! Воистину воскресе!

Tha Crìosd air èiridh! Gu dearbh, tha e air èiridh!

ハリストス復活!実に復活!

המשיח קם! באמת קם!

Kristus nousi kuolleista! Totisesti nousi!

¡Cristo ha resucitado! ¡En verdad ha resucitado!

Hristos a înviat! Adevărat a înviat!

Kristos Tenestwal! Bergit Tenestwal!

Pikhristos Aftonf! Khen oumethmi aftonf!

المسيح قام! حقا قام!‎

Քրիստոս յարեաւ ի մեռելոց՜ Օրհնեալ է Յարութիւնն Քրիստոսի՜

基督復活了 他確實復活了

Kristus är uppstånden! Han är sannerligen uppstånden!

Kristus aq ungwektaq! Pichinuq ungwektaq!

Christus resurrexit! Resurrexit vere!

Sunday April 19, 2020 / April 6, 2020
The Bright Resurrection of Christ, The Pascha of the Lord.
The End of the Great Lent.
St. Eutychius, patriarch of Constantinople (582).
Martyrs Peter and Prokhor (1918).
New Hieromartyr John priest (1934).
New Hieromartyr James priest (1943).
St. Sebastian, Elder of Optina and Karaganda (1966).
St. Methodius, Equal-to-the-Apostles, enlightener of the Slavs (885).
Venerable Platonida (Platonis) of Nisibis (308).
120 Martyrs of Persia (345).
Martyrs Jeremiah and Archilias the Presbyter.
Venerable Gregory of St. Athanasius monastery on Mt. Athos, instructor of St. Gregory Palamas (1308).
Venerable Gregory the Sinaite (1346).
2 Martyrs from Ascalon.
New Martyr Nicholas of Lesbos (1463).
New Monk-martyr Gennadius of Dionysiou, Mt. Athos, who suffered at Constantinople (1818).
New Martyrs Manuel, Theodore, George, Michael, and another George, of Samothrace (1835).

The Scripture Readings

Acts 1:1-8

Prologue

1 The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, 2 until the day in which He was taken up, after He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen, 3 to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.

The Holy Spirit Promised

4 And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; 5 for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” 6 Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority.8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

John 1:1-17

The Eternal Word

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

John’s Witness: The True Light

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.

10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

The Word Becomes Flesh

14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

15 John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.’ ”

16 And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

John 20:19-25

The Apostles Commissioned

19 Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20 When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.

21 So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” 22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

Seeing and Believing

24 Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.”

So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”

Abbot Tryphon

About Abbot Tryphon

The Very. Rev. Abbot Tryphon is Igumen of All-Merciful Saviour Monastery on Vashon Island, Washington. Situated in the heart of a beautiful forest, surrounded by the Salish Sea, the monastery is reached by ferry from either Seattle, or Tacoma, Washington.

10 comments:

  1. Indeed He is risen! Just finished live-streaming at St. Tikhon’s in Pennsylvania with people watching from all over the world. 3:06 am! What a blessing (as are you)!!!

  2. Христос Воскресе!

    Thank you Father Tryphon and your Brothers for all that you do. May all who read these daily inspirations enjoy this blessed Feast of Feasts.

    Воистину Воскресе!

    Glory to God!

    1. Yes, Христос воскресе, to Fr Tryphon and all other readers of this blog. I did midnight mass by streaming your good friend Bishop George at St Peter and Pauls, Strathfield, Sydney, Australia. Weird but beautiful never the less.
      Thankyou for your blogs Fr Tryphon, you keep us sane, faithful and belonging to something that is precious to us all.
      Yours sincerely,
      Vitya, Sydney, Australia.

  3. Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen! Thank you Abbot Tryphon for all that you do. Thank you for the inspiration that your words bring.

  4. you forgot to put in the Ukrainian version of Christ is Risen—happy Easter to you—I enjoy your blogs.Thank you—keep healthy and safe.God bless You

  5. Христос Воскресна.
    Навистина Воскресна!
    Macedonian

    Bless Father Tryphon.

    You have really helped me (us all) in these times as have our other Orthodox Monks, Priests, Saints and Church Fathers.

    We may have not been able to attend liturgy but we have been blessed to receive services and the word of God through many means of our Orthodox Church worldwide.

    Thanks to God and thank you!
    Christ is Risen.

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