Monday, May 6, 2013

Bright Monday: "And upon those in the tombs, bestowing life!"

It was a very different Pascha this year. Two years ago I was struggling mightily to hear the message of the Resurrection, having just buried Innocent. Last year I was struggling again - I was supposed to have been 7-8 months pregnant with Andrew. Instead we visited them both on Pascha and sang "Christ is risen!" This year we went out to the graves to sing, but this time I was carrying a little brother or sister for them. I don't know what the future holds, but it was a joy to celebrate Pascha.



Lilies coming in quite nicely.

Christ is risen from the dead
trampling down death by death,
and upon those in the tombs
bestowing life!


  1. Truly He is risen! I love to go to my son's grave during Pascha so that I can sing Christ is risen and remember St. John Chrysostom's declaration "Christ is risen and not one lies dead in a tomb!" Not one. Thanks be to God -- all of this is fleeting. Much love to you and continued prayers.

  2. This is a beautiful post! May your boys' memories be eternal!

  3. Christ is Risen, Matushka!

    Love and prayers for the whole fam (living and reposed)!

  4. I hope you see this... I know you're getting close to the end of the first trimester and what anxiety that must be producing for you. I just wanted to say my prayers are with you and you and the little one aren't far from my thoughts. Peace and joy- Christ is Risen!

  5. Praying for you . . . the sorrow of miscarriage runs deep.


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