The Easter Greeting
The traditional way Christians greet one another during the great fifty days of Easter, in various languages.
Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed!
Christ ist erstanden! Er ist wirklich erstanden!
Χριστος Aνεστη! Aληθως Aνεστη!
(Christos Anesti! Aleithos Anesti!)
Христос Воскресе! Воистину Воскресе! (Christos Voskrese! Voistinu Voskrese!)
Krisztus feltámadt! Valóban feltámadt!
Atgyfododd Crist! Yn wir atgyfododd!
Tha Crìosd air èiridh! Gu dearbh, tha e air èiridh!
Christus resurrexit! Resurrexit vere!
Crist aras! Crist sodhlice aras!
O Christos nasha! Ew’nasCUha!
yinqa’ HrIyStoS! yinqa’bej!
Why evangelicals are connecting with the early church as they move into the 21st century. (by Chris Armstrong)
Last spring, something was stirring under the white steeple of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College.
A motley group of young and clean-cut, goateed and pierced, white-haired and bespectacled filled the center’s Barrows Auditorium. They joined their voices to sing of “the saints who nobly fought of old” and “mystic communion with those whose rest is won.” A speaker walked an attentive crowd through prayers from the 5th-century Gelasian Sacramentary, recommending its forms as templates for worship in today’s Protestant churches. Another speaker highlighted the pastoral strengths of the medieval fourfold hermeneutic. Yet another gleefully passed on the news that Liberty University had observed the liturgical season of Lent. The t-word—that old Protestant nemesis, tradition—echoed through the halls.
Just what was going on in this veritable shrine to pragmatic evangelistic methods and no-nonsense, back-to-the-Bible Protestant conservatism? Had Catholics taken over?
Read the rest of this Christianity Today article here.
It is so tempting, isn’t it, as Anglican Catholics to say “yeah? What else is new?” But that would be devaluing the immense direction of the Holy Spirit bringing evangelicals back to their Christian roots.
Recently, two good blogs have bitten the dust, and the writers gone off to that great sunset sky. I happen to think we need some good Anglo-Catholic blogs. After all, there’s nothing like a good Anglo-Catholic blog. Alas, this is nothing like a good Anglo-Catholic blog.
Well, not that I have the skills or the time to create a good blog, but I think that I might have the skills–or at least the calling–to put together a body of folk who altogether might have the skills and maybe a little time. I’m going to invite a few sound folk to join us in this venture and see if we can help create a nice corner for Catholics-of-the-Anglican-Tradition to pause a few minutes in. And maybe even refresh their souls.
Who am I planning to ask? I’m going to begin with a few bright, well-read, well-prayed, articulate souls. I just hope they don’t put me to shame!
So without further eloquence (thank you Barry), here goes!