The Paschal greeting is an Easter custom among Orthodox Christians. Instead of "hello" or its equivalent, one is to greet another person with "Christ is Risen!", and the response is "Truly, He is Risen".

Albanian Krishti u Ungjall Vertet Unjal!
Arabic Al Massih Qam! Haken Qam!
Armenian Krisdos haryav ee merelotz! Orhnyal eh harootiunun Krisdosee!
Bulgarian Hristos Voskrese! Vo Istina Voskrese!
Castilian Cristo ha Resucitado! En Verdad ha Resucitado!
English Christ Is Risen! Truly He Is Risen!
French Le Christ est Ressuscite! Il est vraiment ressuscité!
Georgian Kriste agsdga! C'esmarit'ad agsdga!
German Christus ist Erstanden! Er ist Wahrhaftig Erstanden!
Greek Christos Anesti! Alithos Anesti!
Icelandic Kristur er upprisinn! Hann er sannarlega upprisinn!
Latin Christus Resurrexit! Vere Resurrexit!
Romanian Hristos a Inviat! Adevarat a Inviat!
Russian Khristos Voskrese! Voistinu Voskrese!
Serbian Hristos Voskrese! Vaistinu Voskrese!
Spanish ¡Cristo ha resucitado! ¡En verdad ha resucitado!
Swahili Kristo Amefufukka! Kweli Amefufukka!
Turkish Hristos Diril-di! Hakikaten Diril-di!
Ukranian Khristos Voskres! Voistinu Voskres!

The third Sunday of Holy Pascha is observed by the Orthodox Church as the Sunday of the Paralytic. The day commemorates the miracle of Christ healing a man who had been paralyzed for thirty-eight years.

The icon of the Sunday of the Paralytic depicts the biblical story of the Christ healing the paralytic. Our Lord, accompanied by His disciples, is shown blessing the paralytic. The man has risen and taken up his bed as commanded by Christ. The paralytic is bowing toward the Lord in reverence and in gratitude for the great miracle that has been done. In the background of the icon is the pool where the infirmed came for healing.

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Saints Raphael, Nicholas & Irene Greek Orthodox Church follows the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ assisting those in spiritual and physical need towards a transformed life and sanctifying the lives of the faithful through the Holy Sacraments.

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