Celebrate Easter

Christ is risen from the dead, Trampling down death by death, And upon those in the tombs Bestowing life! My favorite Easter hymn is the ancient Eastern Orthodox Paschal troparion–a brief stanza often used as a refrain between the verses of a Psalm, but is also used on its own during the Easter Vigil. Its authorship is unknown. I first learned and practiced it in 1989 during a Holy Week