Dear Parish Faithful,
CHRIST IS RISEN! INDEED HE IS RISEN!
"In the Orthodox Church everything begins and ends at the 'empty tomb'. Until His Resurrection, the Lord taught about eternal life, but with His Resurrection he showed that He is the eternal life.
"The Church is the entrance to the resurrected life of Christ, the joy in the Holy Spirit. The expectation of the 'day without evening' in the Kingdom is the fulfillment of all animate and inanimate creation. The Pascha (passover) of the world from corruption to incorruption is realized in the Church. We can now cry aloud: 'Christ has risen and life reigns'!"
Found in From the Passion to the Resurrection - An Anthology of Hymns, Literature and Icons on the Resurrection of Christ