Χριστός ἀνέστη; Christos Aneste – “Christ is risen!”

Posted: 2013/04/01 in Uncategorized

Angel at the tomb

Christ is Risen

Χριστός ἀνέστη; Christos Aneste – “Christ is risen!” and the response is Alithos Anesti (“Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη!” – “Truly He is Risen!”

Passover is a perpetual commandment of god handed down to us through the generations beginning with Moses.

The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt this month shall be for you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year for you. Tell all the congregation of Israel that on the tenth day of that month they shall take every man a lamb according to their father’s house, a lamb for a household, and if the household is too small for a lamb, then a man and his neighbor next to his house shall take according to the number of persons, according to what each can eat, you shall make your count for the lamb, your lamb shall be without blemish, a male a year old; You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the month, when the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill their lambs in the evening. Then they shall take some of the blood, and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat them. They shall eat all the flesh that night, roasted; with unleavened bread and bitter herbs they shall eat it. Do not eat any of it raw or boiled with water, but roasted, its head with its legs and its inner parts, and you shall let none of it remain until the morning, anything that remains until the morning you shall burn. In this manner you shall eat it your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand, and you shall eat it in haste. It is the lords Passover. For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night and I will smite all the first born in the land of Egypt I will execute judgments, I am the Lord, the blood shall be a sign for you, upon the houses where you are. When I see the blood on the doorpost I will pass over you and no plague shall fall upon you or destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. This day shall be for you a memorial day and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout your generations you shall observe it as an ordinance forever.

Exodus 12: 1-14

I Brother Ron observe Passover or Paska. Christ and his followers kept this ordinance. We call it today “The Last Supper” or Good Friday.

Passover Seder where there is a telling of the exodus from Egypt. The exodus is made real as if it were to happen to us today. We eat bitter herbs and parsley dipped into salt water to remind us of the tears of slavery.

After the telling of the Exodus there is a festive meal followed by one of the most sacred events in Christian theology; the transmutation of the Passover lamb into the body and blood of Christ.

No one killed Christ because Christ is not dead. How does Brother Ron know this? I know because I believe the truth in the words written about him, Christ rose from the dead.

I am alive today by God’s mercy Χριστός ἀνέστη; Christos Aneste
“Christ is risen!”

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