My very best wishes to all my MGO friends and their families on this blessed Pascha.
"Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen." LUKE 24: 5-8
"Take part in this fair and radiant festival. Let no one be fearful of death, for the death of the Savior has set us free . . . O Death, where is thy sting? O Hades, where is Thy victory? Christ is Risen and Thou art overthrown. To Him be glory and power from all ages to all ages."
From the Paschal Sermon of Saint John Chrysostom
My kind of flash mob :)
Why mingle ye myrrh with tears of pity, O ye women disciples? Thus the radiant angel within the tomb addressed the myrrh-bearing women. Behold the tomb and understand, for the Saviour has risen from the tomb.
Blessed art thou, O Lord, teach me thy statutes.
Very early the myrrh-bearing women hastened unto Thy tomb, lamenting. But the angel stood before them and said: The time for lamentation is passed! Weep not! But tell of the resurrection to the apostles.
Blessed art Thou, O Lord, teach me Thy statutes.
The myrrh-bearing women with myrrh came to Thy tomb, O Saviour, bewailing. But the angel addressed them saying, Why seek ye the living among the dead? For as God He is risen from the tomb!
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit:
Let us worship the Father, and His Son, and the Holy Spirit; the Holy Trinity, one in essence; crying with the Seraphim: Holy, Holy, Holy art Thou, O Lord.
Both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.