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    Happy Easter Slavorum Protestants and Catholics, and all others! Christ the Lord is risen today! Next Sunday, he will rise again in Orthodox world! Only the Slavs could get Jesus to resurrect from the dead twice!  :D

    This is how is was at my Methodist church this beautiful Sunday morning! Fanfare, processional may be by John Rutter. Hymn written by Charles Wesley, the brother of Methodism’s founder, John Wesley.

    My church looks similar to the one in this video.

    “Christ the Lord is Risen Today”
    by Charles Wesley (1739) The United Methodist Hymnal #302

    1. Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
    Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia!
    Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
    Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia!

    2. Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
    Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
    Death in vain forbids him rise, Alleluia!
    Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia!

    3. Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
    Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
    Once he died our souls to save, Alleluia!
    Where’s thy victory, boasting grave? Alleluia!

    4. Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia!
    Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!
    Made like him, like him we rise, Alleluia!
    Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!

    5. Hail the Lord of earth and heaven, Alleluia!
    Praise to thee by both be given, Alleluia!
    Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia!
    Hail the Resurrection, thou, Alleluia!

    6. King of glory, soul of bliss, Alleluia!
    Everlasting life is this, Alleluia!
    Thee to know, thy power to prove, Alleluia!
    Thus to sing, and thus to love, Alleluia!

    UMC | History of Hymns: “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”
    A striking feature of the hymn is that its text is written in the present tense. “Christ the Lord is risen today” — not “has risen” or “rose.” This is powerful because it places us in community with those who witnessed the resurrection in their own lifetimes… “Made like him, like him we rise” — also stated in the present tense — conveys a hope that brings God’s power and new life now.



    Happy Easter Slavorum Protestants and Catholics, and all others!

    To me just “happy monday without the need to wake up early and waste a day at boss’ playground”.
    Thank you, Karps! Happy Easter! <3 




    @Karpivna Happy Easter :)



    Happy Easter to those who celebrated this Sunday!

    >My church looks similar to the one in this video.

    It’s interesting to note that in Orthodox churches people stand during services, while in Roman Catholic churches people sit.



    Happy Easter.  o:)



    Propaganda of the prohibition of Easter in Ukraine in Soviet times 1923
    Propaganda of the prohibition of Easter in Ukraine in Soviet times, 1923

    Soviet pioneers chase their classmates who celebrated Easter  1930s
    Soviet pioneers chase their classmates who celebrated Easter. 1930s

    Easter in Western Ukraine 1920s
    Easter in Western Ukraine, 1920’s

    Somewhere in Western Ukraine 1920s
    Somewhere in Western Ukraine, 1920s

    Easter table in Poltava region 1910s
    Easter in Poltava region, 1910s

    Easter in Volhynia near Rivne 1920s
    Easter in Volhynia region, 1920s

    On the eve of the holiday, nothing prevents us from forgetting that Easter is tomorrow. (Orthodox Easter)

    To better understand the Ukrainian color and atmosphere of the holiday, we invite readers Volyn24 to migrate to the past and get acquainted with the Easter photo collection of retro pictures from different parts of Ukraine. 

    The oldest photographs were made more than a hundred years ago, in the 1910s. 

    The photos show different aspects of the holiday, and this is a consecration of baskets, an Easter table and an Easter procession. 

    It is known that during Soviet times Easter celebration was forbidden, conducted “irreconcilable struggle against the reactionary remnants of church life and religious dominance in the daily lives of peasants.”

    Often teachers in the villages were forced to alternate near the church for Easter and compile lists of villagers who violated the discipline and yet came to the temple. A similar situation was at school, the children were inquired, or burned a passover, painted eggs, were in the church, then information was transferred to the appropriate authorities. 

    Very often in the Soviet era, the so-called “Sabbaths” were organized, during which the peasants were forced to work for a holiday. 

    Today the Easter traditions are completely restored, and Easter is perhaps the most popular religious holiday on Christmas Eve, which is celebrated by the Lucians. 



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    Easter greeting from President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko.

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