Sunday, 24 April 2011

Candle in the dark

I nearly forgot - Khristos voskrese! Christ is risen! To which the reply (all together now) is Da! Vo istinu voskres ! (Yes, he is risen indeed). On this day in Russia - when their Easter coincides with ours - , or in Greece, you go to church at night with candles which are lit at midnight as the great day begins and everyone kisses each other with the greeting above. Once, in a small village in Greece, I watched as a whole coachload of parishioners drove away down the winding mountain road, each one clutching their lighted candle in the dark.

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