Bright Monday: "And upon those in the tombs, bestowing life!"

It was a very different Pascha this year. Two years ago I was struggling mightily to hear the message of the Resurrection, having just buried Innocent. Last year I was struggling again – I was supposed to have been 7-8 months pregnant with Andrew. Instead we visited them both on Pascha and sang “Christ is risen!” This year we went out to the graves to sing, but this time I was carrying a little brother or sister for them. I don’t know what the future holds, but it was a joy to celebrate Pascha.



Lilies coming in quite nicely.

Christ is risen from the dead
trampling down death by death,
and upon those in the tombs
bestowing life!

7 thoughts on “Bright Monday: "And upon those in the tombs, bestowing life!"

  1. Truly He is risen! I love to go to my son's grave during Pascha so that I can sing Christ is risen and remember St. John Chrysostom's declaration “Christ is risen and not one lies dead in a tomb!” Not one. Thanks be to God — all of this is fleeting. Much love to you and continued prayers.


  2. I hope you see this… I know you're getting close to the end of the first trimester and what anxiety that must be producing for you. I just wanted to say my prayers are with you and you and the little one aren't far from my thoughts. Peace and joy- Christ is Risen!


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