Dormition of the Virgin Mary Church
Publish Date: 2021-05-02
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Dormition of the Virgin Mary Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (617) 625-2222
  • Fax:
  • (617) 628-4529
  • Street Address:

  • 29 Central Street

  • Somerville, MA 02143

Past Bulletins

Weekly Events


Holy Wednesday - Great & Holy Saturday - See the attached Program

AGAPI SERVICE - Sunday, May 2nd, 2021 at 11 a.m.

 ST. GEORGE—Monday, May 3rd, 2021— Orthros at 8:30 a.m. & Div. Liturgy at 10 a.m.

LIFE-GIVING FONT—Friday, May 7th, 2021— Orthros at 8:30 a.m. & Div. Liturgy at 10 a.m.


Μεγάλη Τετάρτη - Αγιο και Μέγα Σάββατο - Δείτε το συνημμένο πρόγραμμα

ΑΚΟΛΥΘΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΑΓΑΠΗΣ - Κυριακή, 2 Μαϊου, 2021 στίς 11 π.μ.

ΑΓΙΟΥ ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΥ —Δευτέρα 3, Μαϊου, 2021- -Ορθρος στίς 8.30 π.μ. και Θεία Λειτουργία στίς 10 π.μ.

ΖΟΩΔΟΧΟΥ ΠΗΓΗΣ —Παρασκευή 7, Μαϊου, 2021- Ορθρος στίς 8.30 π.μ. και Θεία Λειτουργία στίς 10 π.μ.


Beloved  All,

 Fr. Anthony  and  the  Parish Council would  like  to  wish  you  a “Blessed  and Happy  Feast of the Resurrection!”

 May  the  Holy  Light  that  springs  each  year from  the  Holy

Sepulcher illumine your hearts, so that in it you may see the Light the  Ineffable!


 Αγαπητοί έν Χριστώ Αδελφοί,

Ο π. Αντώνιος και τό Ενοριακό Συμβούλιο σας εύχονται  “Καλό  και ευλογημένο Πάσχα!”Είθε το Αγιο Φώς το οποίο εκπορεύεται από τον Πανάγιο  Τάφο κάθε χρόνο να φωτίζει την καρδιά σας, γιά να αξιωθήτε να δείτε

 το Απρόσιτο Φώς!






will take place on

Saturday, May 15, 2021, at 12 noon

2021 is an election year for the New Chapter Board of Directors.


θα λάβει χώρα το

Σάββατο, 15 Μαϊου, 2021 στίς 12 το μεσημέρι

2021 είναι έτος εκλογών για τα Μέλη του Διοικητικού Συμβουλίου



Saints and Feasts

May 02

Great and Holy Pascha

Mary Magdalene, and the other women who were present at the burial of our Saviour on Friday evening, returned from Golgotha to the city and prepared fragrant spices and myrrh, so that they might anoint the body of Jesus. On the morrow, because of the law which forbids work on the day of the Sabbath, they rested for the whole day. But at early dawn on the Sunday that followed, almost thirty-six hours since the death of the Life-giving Redeemer, they came to the sepulchre with the spices to anoint His body. While they were considering the difficulty of rolling away the stone from the door of the sepulchre, there was a fearful earthquake; and an Angel, whose countenance shone like lightning and whose garment was white as snow, rolled away the stone and sat upon it. The guards that were there became as dead from fear and took to flight. The women, however, went into the sepulchre, but did not find the Lord's body. Instead, they saw two other Angels in the form of youths clothed in white, who told them that the Saviour was risen, and they sent forth the women, who ran to proclaim to the disciples these gladsome tidings. Then Peter and John arrived, having learned from Mary Magdalene what had come to pass, and when they entered the tomb, they found only the winding sheets. Therefore, they returned again to the city with joy, as heralds now of the supernatural Resurrection of Christ, Who in truth was seen alive by the disciples on this day on five occasions.

Our Lord, then, was crucified, died, and was buried on Friday, before the setting of the sun, which was the first of His "three days" in the grave; observing the mystical Sabbath, that "seventh day" in which it is said that the Lord "rested from all His works" (Gen. 2:2-3), He passed all of Saturday in the grave; and He arose "while it was yet dark, very early in the morning" on Sunday, the third day, which, according to the Hebrew reckoning, began after sunset on Saturday.

As we celebrate today this joyous Resurrection, we greet and embrace one another in Christ, thereby demonstrating our Saviour's victory over death and corruption, and the destruction of our ancient enmity with God, and His reconciliation toward us, and our inheritance of life everlasting. The feast itself is called Pascha, which is derived from the Hebrew word which means "passover"; because Christ, Who suffered and arose, has made us to pass over from the curse of Adam and slavery to the devil and death unto our primal freedom and blessedness. In addition, this day of this particular week, which is the first of all the rest, is dedicated to the honour of the Lord; in honour and remembrance of the Resurrection, the Apostles transferred to this day the rest from labour that was formerly assigned to the Sabbath of the ancient Law.

All foods allowed during Renewal Week.

April 23

George the Great Martyr and Triumphant

George, this truly great and glorious Martyr of Christ, was born of a father from Cappadocia and a mother from Palestine. Being a military tribune, or chiliarch (that is, a commander of a thousand troops), he was illustrious in battle and highly honoured for his courage. When he learned that the Emperor Diocletian was preparing a persecution of the Christians, Saint George presented himself publicly before the Emperor and denounced him. When threats and promises could not move him from his steadfast confession, he was put to unheard-of tortures, which he endured with great bravery, overcoming them by his faith and love towards Christ. By the wondrous signs that took place in his contest, he guided many to the knowledge of the truth, including Queen Alexandra, wife of Diocletian, and was finally beheaded in 296 in Nicomedia.

His sacred remains were taken by his servant from Nicomedia to Palestine, to a town called Lydda, the homeland of his mother, and then were finally transferred to the church which was raised up in his name. (The translation of the Saint's holy relics to the church in Lydda is commemorated on November 3; Saint Alexandra the Queen, on April 21.)

If April 23 falls on or before Great and Holy Pascha, the Feast of St. George is translated to Bright Monday.

May 07

Renewal Friday: Theotokos of the Life-giving Spring

Outside of Constantinople, towards the district of the Seven Towers, there was in ancient times a very large and most beautiful church named in honour of the Theotokos; it had been built about the middle of the fifth century by the Emperor Leo the Great (also called "Leo of Thrace," he is commemorated on Jan. 20). Before he became Emperor, he had encountered there a blind man, who being tormented with thirst asked him to help him find water. Leo felt compassion for him and went in search of a source of water but found none. As he became downcast, he heard a voice telling him there was water nearby. He looked again, and found none. Then he heard the voice again, this time calling him "Emperor" and telling him that he would find muddy water in the densely wooded place nearby; he was to take some water and anoint the blind man's eyes with it. When he had done this, the blind man received his sight. After Leo became Emperor as the most holy Theotokos had prophesied, he raised up a church over the spring, whose waters worked many healings and cured maladies by the grace of the Theotokos; from this, it came to be called the "Life-giving Spring." The Church of Christ celebrates the consecration of this church on this day.

After the fall of the imperial city, this church was razed to the ground and the materials from it were used for building the mosque of Sultan Bayezid. Nothing remained of that church's ancient beauty, except for a small and paltry chapel, almost completely buried in the ruins. This chapel had twenty-five steps going down into it, and a transom window on the roof, wherefrom it received a little light. Toward the western side of the chapel was the aforementioned holy Spring, fenced about with a railing, and with fish swimming in it. Such was the condition of the Spring until 1821. Then even that little remnant was destroyed, occasioned by the uprising of the Greek nation against the Ottoman Empire; the sacred Spring was buried with it and disappeared altogether.

But in the days of Sultan Mahmud, when those subject to him were rejoicing in their freedom to practice their religion, permission was sought by the Orthodox Christian community to rebuild at least part of the chapel. Thus the work was begun on July 26, 1833. When the excavation had been made, and the foundations of the ancient church were found, there was rebuilt -- by a later writ of permission from the Sultan -- not merely a chapel of the holy Spring, but another new church, constructed upon the foundations of the ancient one. The building of this spacious, beautiful, and most majestic temple began on September 14, 1833, and the work was completed on December 30, 1834. On February 2, 1835, the Ecumenical Patriarch Constantine II, serving the Liturgy together with twelve hierarchs and a great company of clergy, as well as a boundless multitude of Christians, performed the consecration of this sacred church and dedicated it to the glory of the Mother of God. On September 6, 1955, however, it was desecrated and destroyed again by the Moslem Turks; it has been restored again, but not to the former magnificence.


Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Prokeimenon. Plagal Fourth Mode. Psalm 117.24,29.
This is the day which the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Verse: Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his mercy endures for ever.

The reading is from Acts of the Apostles 1:1-8.

In the first book, O Theophilos, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commandment through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. To them he presented himself alive after his passion by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days, and speaking of the kingdom of God. And while staying with them he charged them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, "you heard from me, for John baptized with water, but before many days you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit."

So when they had come together, they asked him, "Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom of lsrael?" He said to them, "it is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth."

Προκείμενον. Plagal Fourth Mode. ΨΑΛΜΟΙ 117.24,29.
αὕτη ἡ ἡμέρα, ἣν ἐποίησεν ὁ Κύριος· ἀγαλλιασώμεθα καὶ εὐφρανθῶμεν ἐν αὐτῇ
Στίχ. ἐξομολογεῖσθε τῷ Κυρίῳ, ὅτι ἀγαθός, ὅτι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τὸ ἔλεος αὐτοῦ

τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πράξεις Ἀποστόλων 1:1-8.

Τὸν μὲν πρῶτον λόγον ἐποιησάμην περὶ πάντων, ὦ Θεόφιλε, ὧν ἤρξατο ὁ Ἰησοῦς ποιεῖν τε καὶ διδάσκειν, ἄχρι ἧς ἡμέρας, ἐντειλάμενος τοῖς ἀποστόλοις διὰ πνεύματος ἁγίου οὓς ἐξελέξατο, ἀνελήφθη· οἷς καὶ παρέστησεν ἑαυτὸν ζῶντα μετὰ τὸ παθεῖν αὐτὸν ἐν πολλοῖς τεκμηρίοις, διʼ ἡμερῶν τεσσαράκοντα ὀπτανόμενος αὐτοῖς, καὶ λέγων τὰ περὶ τῆς βασιλείας τοῦ θεοῦ. Καὶ συναλιζόμενος παρήγγειλεν αὐτοῖς ἀπὸ Ἱεροσολύμων μὴ χωρίζεσθαι, ἀλλὰ περιμένειν τὴν ἐπαγγελίαν τοῦ πατρός, Ἣν ἠκούσατέ μου· ὅτι Ἰωάννης μὲν ἐβάπτισεν ὕδατι, ὑμεῖς δὲ βαπτισθήσεσθε ἐν πνεύματι ἁγίῳ οὐ μετὰ πολλὰς ταύτας ἡμέρας. Οἱ μὲν οὖν συνελθόντες ἐπηρώτων αὐτὸν λέγοντες, Κύριε, εἰ ἐν τῷ χρόνῳ τούτῳ ἀποκαθιστάνεις τὴν βασιλείαν τῷ Ἰσραήλ; Εἶπεν δὲ πρὸς αὐτούς, Οὐχ ὑμῶν ἐστιν γνῶναι χρόνους ἢ καιροὺς οὓς ὁ πατὴρ ἔθετο ἐν τῇ ἰδίᾳ ἐξουσίᾳ. Ἀλλὰ λήψεσθε δύναμιν, ἐπελθόντος τοῦ ἁγίου πνεύματος ἐφʼ ὑμᾶς· καὶ ἔσεσθέ μοι μάρτυρες ἔν τε Ἱερουσαλήμ, καὶ ἐν πάσῃ τῇ Ἰουδαίᾳ καὶ Σαμαρείᾳ, καὶ ἕως ἐσχάτου τῆς γῆς.

Gospel Reading

Great and Holy Pascha
The Reading is from John 1:1-17

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came for testimony, to bear witness to the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness to the light.

The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not. He came to his own home, and his own people received him not. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God; who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father. (John bore witness to him, and cried, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me ranks before me, for he was before me.'") And from his fullness have we all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

Great and Holy Pascha
Κατὰ Ἰωάννην 1:1-17

Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ Λόγος, καὶ ὁ Λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν Θεόν, καὶ Θεὸς ἦν ὁ Λόγος. Οὗτος ἦν ἐν ἀρχῇ πρὸς τὸν Θεόν. Πάντα δι᾽ αὐτοῦ ἐγένετο, καὶ χωρὶς αὐτοῦ ἐγένετο οὐδὲ ἓν ὃ γέγονεν. Ἐν αὐτῷ ζωὴ ἦν, καὶ ἡ ζωὴ ἦν τὸ φῶς τῶν ἀνθρώπων. Καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει, καὶ ἡ σκοτία αὐτὸ οὐ κατέλαβεν. 

Ἐγένετο ἄνθρωπος ἀπεσταλμένος παρὰ Θεοῦ, ὄνομα αὐτῷ Ἰωάννης· οὗτος ἦλθεν εἰς μαρτυρίαν, ἵνα μαρτυρήσῃ περὶ τοῦ φωτός, ἵνα πάντες πιστεύσωσι δι᾽ αὐτοῦ. Οὐκ ἦν ἐκεῖνος τὸ φῶς, ἀλλ᾽ ἵνα μαρτυρήσῃ περὶ τοῦ φωτός. Ἧν τὸ φῶς τὸ ἀληθινόν, ὃ φωτίζει πάντα ἄνθρωπον ἐρχόμενον εἰς τὸν κόσμον. Ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ ἦν, καὶ ὁ κόσμος δι᾽ αὐτοῦ ἐγένετο, καὶ ὁ κόσμος αὐτὸν οὐκ ἔγνω. Εἰς τὰ ἴδια ἦλθε, καὶ οἱ ἴδιοι αὐτὸν οὐ παρέλαβον.  Ὅσοι δὲ ἔλαβον αὐτόν, ἔδωκεν αὐτοῖς ἐξουσίαν τέκνα Θεοῦ γενέσθαι, τοῖς πιστεύουσιν εἰς τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ, οἳ οὐκ ἐξ αἱμάτων, οὐδὲ ἐκ θελήματος σαρκός, οὐδὲ ἐκ θελήματος ἀνδρός, ἀλλ᾽ ἐκ Θεοῦ ἐγεννήθησαν. 

Καὶ ὁ Λόγος σὰρξ ἐγένετο καὶ ἐσκήνωσεν ἐν ἡμῖν, καὶ ἐθεασάμεθα τὴν δόξαν αὐτοῦ, δόξαν ὡς μονογενοῦς παρὰ πατρός, πλήρης χάριτος καὶ ἀληθείας. Ἰωάννης μαρτυρεῖ περὶ αὐτοῦ καὶ κέκραγε λέγων· Οὗτος ἦν ὃν εἶπον, ὁ ὀπίσω μου ἐρχόμενος ἔμπροσθέν μου γέγονεν, ὅτι πρῶτός μου ἦν. Καὶ ἐκ τοῦ πληρώματος αὐτοῦ ἡμεῖς πάντες ἐλάβομεν, καὶ χάριν ἀντὶ χάριτος· ὅτι ὁ νόμος διὰ Μωϋσέως ἐδόθη, ἡ χάρις καὶ ἡ ἀλήθεια διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ ἐγένετο.


This Sunday is celebrated

Saint John Chrysostom΄s Easter Sermon

Are there any who are devout lovers of God?

Let them enjoy this beautiful bright festival!

Are there any who are grateful servants?
Let them rejoice and enter into the joy of their Lord!

Are there any weary with fasting?
Let them now receive their wages!

If any have toiled from the first hour,
let them receive their due reward;
If any have come after the third hour,
let him with gratitude join in the Feast!
And he that arrived after the sixth hour,
let him not doubt; for he too shall sustain no loss.
And if any delayed until the ninth hour,
let him not hesitate; but let him come too.
And he who arrived only at the eleventh hour,
let him not be afraid by reason of his delay.
For the Lord is gracious and receives the last even as the first.
He gives rest to him that comes at the eleventh hour,
as well as to him that toiled from the first.

To this one He gives, and upon another He bestows.
He accepts the works as He greets the endeavor.
The deed He honors and the intention He commends.
Let us all enter into the joy of the Lord!

First and last alike receive your reward;
rich and poor, rejoice together!
Sober and slothful, celebrate the day!
You that have kept the fast, and you that have not,
rejoice today for the Table is richly laden!

Feast royally on it, the calf is a fatted one.
Let no one go away hungry. Partake, all, of the cup of faith.
Enjoy all the riches of His goodness!

Let no one grieve at his poverty,
for the universal kingdom has been revealed.

Let no one mourn that he has fallen again and again;
for forgiveness has risen from the grave.

Let no one fear death, for the Death of our Savior, has set us free.
He has destroyed it by enduring it.
He destroyed Hell when He descended into it.
He put it into an uproar even as it tasted of His flesh.
Isaiah foretold this when he said,
"You, O Hell, have been troubled by encountering Him below."
Hell was in an uproar because it was done away with.
It was in an uproar because it is mocked.
It was in an uproar, for it is destroyed.
It is in an uproar, for it is annihilated.
It is in an uproar, for it is now made captive.

Hell took a body and discovered God.
It took earth and encountered Heaven.
It took what it saw, and was overcome by what it did not see.

O death, where is thy sting?
O Hell, where is thy victory?

Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!
Christ is Risen, and the evil ones are cast down!
Christ is Risen, and the angels rejoice!
Christ is Risen, and life is liberated!

Christ is Risen, and the tomb is emptied of its dead;
for Christ having risen from the dead,
is become the first-fruits of those who have fallen asleep.

To Him be Glory and Power forever and ever. Amen!

 Κατηχητικός λόγος Ιωαννου Χρυσοστόμου

            Όποιος είναι ευσεβής και φιλόθεος, ας απολαύσει την ωραία και λαμπρή αυτή εορτή. Όποιος δούλος έχει διαθέσεις αγαθές, ας εισέλθει στη χαρά, γεμάτος με ευφροσύνη που χαρίζει ο αναστημένος Κύριός του. Όποιος καταπονήθηκε με τη νηστεία, ας απολαύσει τώρα την αμοιβή του. Όποιος από την έκτη ώρα υπηρέτησε τον Κύριο, ας πάρει σήμερα την αμοιβή που δικαιούται. Όποιος προσήλθε στη ζωή της Εκκλησίας μετά την ενάτη, ας πάρει κι αυτός πρόθυμα μέρος στην Αναστάσιμη γιορτή. Όποιος προσήλθε μετά τη δωδεκάτη ώρα, ας μην έχει καμιά αμφιβολία καθόλου δεν θα τιμωρηθεί. Όποιος καθυστέρησε κι ήρθε μετά την τρίτη, ας πλησιάσει τον Κύριο χωρίς κανένα δισταγμό και φόβο. Όποιος προσήλθε κατά την πέμπτη ώρα, ας μην έχει κανένα φόβο, ότι τάχα, επειδή έχει φτάσει καθυστερημένος, δεν θα τον δεχθεί ο Θεός.

 Γιατί ο Κύριος δίνει πλουσιοπάροχα τις δωρεές Του. Γι' αυτό δέχεται και τον τελευταίο, με την ίδια προθυμία που είχε δεχτεί και τον πρώτο. Χαρίζει ανάπαυση και ειρήνη σ' εκείνον που έφτασε αργά, όπως ακριβώς κάνει και με τον πρώτο. Ελεεί κι εκείνον που έφτασε τελευταίος, αλλά περιποιείται κι εκείνον που πρώτος ήρθε. Και στον έναν δίνει και στον άλλο προσφέρει. Και τα έργα της αρετής δέχεται, αλλά και την απλή διάθεση αναγνωρίζει. Και την πράξη την αγαθή τιμά , αλλά και την απλήν πρόθεση επαινεί.

 Εισέλθετε, λοιπόν, όλοι στη χαρά του Κυρίου σας! Και εκείνοι που πρώτοι φτάσατε κι όσοι ήρθατε δεύτεροι, λάβετε τον μισθό σας. Πλούσιοι και φτωχοί πανηγυρίστε. Όσοι εγκρατευτήκατε, αλλά κι εκείνοι που έχετε βραδυπορήσει στην εργασία των εντολών τιμήστε την σημερινή ημέρα.

 Όσοι νηστέψατε και εκείνοι που δεν νηστέψατε, ευφρανθείτε σήμερα! Η (Αγία Τράπεζα) είναι γεμάτη, απολαύστε την όλοι. Ο Μόσχος είναι άφθονος και ανεξάντλητος. Δεν επιτρέπεται λοιπόν να φύγει κάποιος πεινασμένος. Όλοι απολαύστε το Συμπόσιο που παρατίθεται για τους πιστούς. Όλοι απολαύστε τα θεία δώρα που προσφέρει η Θεία αγαθοσύνη! «Κατηχητικός Λόγος» του Αγίου Ιωάννου του Χρυσοστόμου για την Ανάσταση του Χριστού.

 Κανένας πια να μη θρηνεί τη φτώχεια του, γιατί τώρα έγινε φανερή η Βασιλεία του Θεού, εκείνη που προσφέρεται σ' όλους εξίσου. Κανένας να μην κλαίει πια τα πταίσματά του, γιατί συγχώρεσή μας είναι ο 

Αναστημένος. Κανένας ας μη φοβάται πια το θάνατο, γιατί ο θάνατος του Σωτήρα μας μας ελευθέρωσε από το θάνατο και τη φθορά.

Γιατί αν κι ο Σωτήρας μας κρατήθηκε από το θάνατο, τελικά τον εξαφάνισε. Ο Κύριός μας που κατέβηκε στον άδη άρπαξε κι ανέσυρε μαζί Του όσους κρατούσε ο άδης. Ο Κύριος πίκρανε τον άδη, όταν εκείνος ο παμφάγος Τόν κατάπιε. Κι αυτό ήταν που προβλέποντας το παλιά ο προφήτης Ησαΐας είχε βροντοφωνήσει: «Χριστέ μου, όταν ο άδης εκεί κάτω στο σκοτάδι σε συνάντησε, πικράνθηκε». Και πολύ σωστά πικράνθηκε, γιατί από τότε καταργήθηκε. Πικράνθηκε γιατί ξεγελάστηκε. Πικράνθηκε γιατί θανατώθηκε. Πικράνθηκε γιατί έχασε πια την εξουσία του. Πικράνθηκε γιατί ο ίδιος τώρα υποδουλώθηκε.

Εκείνος, καθώς νόμιζε, είχε λάβει σώμα θνητό και βρέθηκε απρόσμενα μπροστά σε Θεό. Εκείνος είχε πάρει χώμα από τη γη και συνάντησε Θεό, που είχε κατεβεί από τον ουρανό. Εκείνος είχε πάρει ένα σώμα ορατό και καταισχύνθηκε από τον Αόρατο.

Πού είναι, λοιπόν, Άδη, η νίκη σου;

Αναστήθηκε ο Χριστός και έχεις πια οριστικά κατανικηθεί!

Αναστήθηκε ο Χριστός και οι δαίμονες έχουν στα βάραθρα της απώλειας γκρεμιστεί!

Αναστήθηκε ο Χριστός και χαίρονται οι Άγγελοι!

Αναστήθηκε ο Χριστός και η ζωή παντού βασιλεύει!

Αναστήθηκε ο Χριστός και δεν θα μείνει πια κανένας νεκρός στο μνήμα!

Γιατί με την Ανάστασή Του ο Χριστός έγινε η αρχή της αναστάσεως όλων όσων έχουν κοιμηθεί.

Σ' Αυτόν ανήκει η δόξα και η εξουσία στους απέραντους αιώνες. Αμήν.» 


Wisdom of the Fathers

Now this is a proof that Christ is God the Word, and the Power of God. For whereas human things cease, and the Word of Christ abides, it is clear to all eyes that what ceases is temporary, but that He Who abides is God, and the true Son of God, His only-begotten Word.
St. Athanasius of Alexandria
On the Incarnation 55, 4th Century