Encompassing Endearing, Meaningful, and Unchanging Rituals: The Feast of the Glorious Resurrection
During these 50 Holy days we celebrate the Glorious Feast of Resurrection. In the Divine Liturgy, during the Glorious Feast of Resurrection, we do the Enactment of the Resurrection. In the Enactment, we close the curtains to the altar and turn the light off. Two deacons stand the outside of the altar and the priest is inside the altar. Then, a dialog is begun. The deacons on the outside start by saying, 'Christ is Risen' and this is repeated three times. The priest responding, 'Christ is Truly Risen', follows this. Then the deacons on the outside say, 'Be lift up O Everlasting Gates so the King of Glory enters.' The priest inside says, 'Who is the King of Glory?' The deacons outside answer by saying, 'The Lord Might in battle is the King of Glory.' The lights are then turned on and the procession starts.
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