April 17, 2012

Christos Anesti!

Christos Anesti (Christ has Risen) is a phrase Greek Orthodox believers say to one another after the Resurrection. Orthodox Easter was this past weekend. It is such a beautiful holiday. Although I did give Noah an "Easter Bucket" and some plastic eggs with marshmellows, the "Easter Bunny" did not come to our house. We put more emphasis on the religious account of Easter. Jesus was crucified, died on the cross, was buried, and rose again to free us from sin and death.
I have included some photos from my iphone of Good Friday service and also of Noah.

The beautiful tomb of our Lord decorated by members of church.

We follow the tomb around the outside of the church to symbolize the procession that followed Jesus' body to his tomb. It's pretty cool to see if you never have before. Everyone holds candles and sings hymns.


Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Easter Vigil is sooooo moving! I always looked forward to it as a child! Although (in my mind) it always came second to Midnight Mass (it was exciting to be able to stay up that late! hehe). In all seriousness, your photos are beautiful and you are an inspiration to all of us. It is super-important to focus on what's important on the holidays. :)
Looks like it was a wonderful day! :) Happy Easter!

Samantha said...

Thank you! Your comments are always so thoughtful.