Eastern Orthodox Christians Celebrate Easter Today
Apr 20, 2008
The music piece “Christos Anesti (Resurrection)” performed by Vangelis and sung by actress Irene Papas. Released as part of the 1986 Vangelis CD “Rapsodies”. Music & lyrics based on the Greek-Orthodox Easter hymn “Christos Anesti” (“Christ is risen”).
Christos anesti ek nekron, thanato thanato patisas,
ke tis en tis mnimasi zoin harisamenos.
Christos Anesti (“Χριστός ἀνέστη!” – “Christ is Risen!” in Greek) refers to the:
Paschal troparion, hymn for the celebration of Easter in the Eastern Orthodox Church
Paschal greeting, Easter custom among Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic and some Protestant Christians to greet another person with “Christ is Risen!” and the response is Alithos Anesti (“Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη! ” – “Truly He is Risen!” or “He Has Risen Indeed!”)
Χριστός ανέστη ♫ Христос Воскрес Hristos voskrese ♫ Kabarnos