Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Bright Week

Christ is risen !

I love Bright week; it is without doubt the best week of the year.
I find myself wandering around with a big grin on my face, and the overwhelming desire to greet everyone I meet with the words that are ringing in my heart : Christ is risen !
I don`t, except to family and church friends, but I do say it in my heart to everyone I pass by.

It is a delight to come downstairs in the morning, stop by the icon corner and sing the Paschal troparion.
It is a delight to wake the children up with the words "Christ is Risen !" and hear them reply "He is Risen indeed".
I find myself singing the Troparion at random moments in my day, without even realising I am doing it till I am halfway through....a bit like the Jesus prayer, I suppose.
If only I could capture this joy and keep it in my heart all year round........

He is risen Indeed !
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