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The Bright Resurrection of Christ. [Acts 1:1–8; John 1:1–17] Pascha, the Lord’s Pascha! The Lord has led us from death to life by means of His resurrection. And this resurrection “the angels hymn in the heavens,” having seen the brightness of the deified human nature in the glory foreordained for it, in the counte?nance of the Lord and Redeemer. All Who truly believe in Him and cleave to Him with all their soul are changed into His image by the pow?er of His resurrection. Glory, O Lord, to Thy most glorious resurrec?tion! The angels hymn, rejoicing with us and foreseeing the filling of their assembly. Vouchsafe us also with pure heart, O Lord, to glorify Thee resurrected; seeing in Thy res?urrection the severing of our con?suming decay, the sowing of a most bright new life, and the dawn of fu?ture eternal glory, into which Thou hast gone before us by Thy Resur?rection for our sake. The tongues not only of men but also of angels are have insufficient strength to ex?press Thine unspeakable mercy to?ward us, O most gloriously resur?rected Lord!
Saint Theophan the Recluse