"Come ye, receive the Light, that is never overtaken by the night. Come, glorify the Christ, risen from the dead." These are the words we thrill to hear sung when the priest comes into the entirely darkened sanctuary with a sole lit candle, the flame of which is then spread from candle to candle among the congregants, their magical glow slowly filling the room. This is the joyous, triumphant conclusion to many weeks of fasting and spiritual examination as we prepare to celebrate the reason for our Faith. It truly is the most joyful day of the year. Our celebration begins at church at 10 p.m. on Saturday night, followed by a huge potluck into the wee hours of the morning.
A blessed Pascha to my fellow Orthodox friends!