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Feast of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha Greetings

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English:

Christ is Risen! He is truly Risen!
Arabic phonetic transliteration:
Al Massihu Qam! Haqqan Qam!
Al Masiah Qaam! Haqqan Qaam!
Al Meseeh Kam! Hakan Kam!
Al Masiix qaam! Haqqan qaam!
Greek Phonetic transliteration:
Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!
Xpictoc Anecth! Alithoc Anecth!

Arabic phonetic transliteration into English explanation

  • The letter "alif" is transliterated into English as the letter "a" and as the letters "aa".
  • The letter "qaaf" is transliterated into English as the letter "q" and as the letter "k".
  • Usually vowels are not written in Arabic.

The word "Al" is a title of respect. The letter "alif" is transliterated as the letter "a" and also as the letters "aa". Also, usually vowels are not written in Arabic. The letter "qaaf" is transliterated as the letter "q" and also as the letter "k".

Greek phonetic transliteration into English explanation

4 words with Greek letters in this order

  • chi rho iota sigma tau omikron sigma
  • alpha nu epsilon sigma tau eta!
  • alpha lambda itoa theta omega (not omikron) sigma
  • alpha nu epsilon sigma tau eta!

English transliteration:

  • The letter "chi" is transliterated into English as a "Ch" or a "X".
  • The letter "eta" is transliterated into English as a "h" or a "i" .
  • The letter "omega" and the letter "omikron" are transliterated into English as an "o" .
  • The letter "rho" is transliterated into English as a "r" or a "p".
  • The letter "sigma" is transliterated into English as a "s" or a "c".

Al-Maseeh qaam! Haqqan qaam! Christ is Risen!  He is truely risen! Christos anesti! Alithos anesti!

Usage of the Pascha Greeting during the the Divine Liturgy during the first seven days of the Celebration for Pascha

Greetings after the priest reads the Gospel and before he begins the Homily

An explanation of this the Pascha Greetings

The priest, carrying the Pascha candle, comes to the center of the Solea, and faces the People.
The priest raises the Paschal candle and greets the people 3 times with the people responding each time.
The first time, the priest faces the people.
The second time, the priest turns slightly to his left side
The third time, the priest turns slightly to his right side.
Priest greets the people: "Christ is risen!"or "Al Masiah Qaam! or "Christos Anesti!
People respond to the priest: "He is truly risen!" or Haqqan Qaam!" or Alithos Anesti!"

At the End of Divine Liturgy

Greeting after the Apotysis, the priest, carrying the Pascha candle, comes to the center of the Solea, and faces the People.
The priest raises the Paschal candle and greets the people 3 times with the people responding each time.
The first time, the priest faces the people.
The second time, the priest turns slightly to his left side
The third time, the priest turns slightly to his right side.
Priest greets the people: "Christ is risen!"or "Al Masiah Qaam! or "Christos Anesti!
People respond to the priest: "He is truly risen!" or Haqqan Qaam!" or Alithos Anesti!"

When people meet outside of Divine Liturgy

When two Melkites meet, they tell each other this Greeting during the Forty Day Celebration for the Feast of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha. This Celebration begins at the beginning of Vespers of the Feast of Feasts Holy and Glorious Pascha on Great and Holy Saturday evening. Celebration ends just before Vespers on the Great Feast of the Ascension into Heaven of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ .


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