Western Easter was Sunday; I'm just starting to celebrate. It's still a month until Eastern (Russian!) Easter, but here we're in the Easter season. We'll continue to remind each other daily that Christ is Risen for the next forty days. The music is the traditional, triumphal Russian Easter song. I missed singing it in church this year. (Okay, yes, it didn't sound quite like that in our little church, but the music is the same.) When you look at these bright, spring colors, remember that Christ is Risen! He is Risen, indeed!
I also missed hearing and saying that Christ is risen. In Russia it's everywhere. Here we didn't really even say it at church. I keep looking for the Russian-speaking family that is also staying here, so that I can greet them properly. On Sunday I thought about going around kissing people and saying, "Христос воскрес!" but I decided against it.
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