Rocking Christ is risen troparion from Africa, and beautiful Serbian Orthodox Paschal Song by St. Vladika Nikolaj Velomirovich

This Paschal Troparion  is one of the most popular posts on the blog, with good reason! I hate organs, but I could definitely enjoy the percussion, at least on Pascha!

Here are some comments from the site where this video is found (http://youtu.be/lGqUn5KQ9kE):

"The wonderfully animated priest is my friend and mentor, Fr. Joseph Kwami Labi; with him is Presbytera Gertrude, and they are at a beautiful church in Tema, Ghana….on the sea coast".

"Father choir director does have the Paschal spirit, but the chief celebrant looks like he had a long night." (been there done that! FSH)


 

And now for something completely different, and also compelling (http://youtu.be/PVYIstvJszw). This is a poem (see below) by St. Vladika Nikolaj Velomirovich.

People rejoice, all nations listen:
     Christ God is risen! Let us rejoice!
Dance all ye stars and sing all ye mountains:
     Christ God is risen! Let us rejoice!

Whisper ye woods and blow all ye winds:
     Christ God is risen! Let us rejoice!
O seas proclaim and roar all ye beasts:
     Christ God is risen! Let us rejoice!

Buzz all ye bees and sing all ye birds:
     Christ God is risen! Let us rejoice!
O little lambs rejoice and be merry:
     Christ God is risen! Let us rejoice!

Nightengales joyous, lending your song:
Christ God is risen! Let us rejoice!
Ring, O ye bells, let everyone hear:
Christ God is risen! Let us rejoice!

All angels join us, singing this song:
     Christ God is risen! Let us rejoice!
Come down ye heavens, draw near the earth:
     Christ God is risen! Let us rejoice!

Glory to Thee, God Almighty!
     Christ God is risen! Let us rejoice!
Glory to Thee, God Almighty!
     Christ God is risen! Let us rejoice!

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2 Responses to “Rocking Christ is risen troparion from Africa, and beautiful Serbian Orthodox Paschal Song by St. Vladika Nikolaj Velomirovich”

  1. Carol Surgant says:

    The above Serbian song is a poem by St. Vladika Nikolaj. Here is a translation:

    People rejoice, all nations listen:
    Christ God is risen! Let us rejoice!
    Dance all ye stars and sing all ye mountains:
    Christ God is risen! Let us rejoice!

    Whisper ye woods and blow all ye winds:
    Christ God is risen! Let us rejoice!
    O seas proclaim and roar all ye beasts:
    Christ God is risen! Let us rejoice!

    Buzz all ye bees and sing all ye birds:
    Christ God is risen! Let us rejoice!
    O little lambs rejoice and be merry:
    Christ God is risen! Let us rejoice!

    Nightengales joyous, lending your song:
    Christ God is risen! Let us rejoice!
    Ring, O ye bells, let everyone hear:
    Christ God is risen! Let us rejoice!

    All angels join us, singing this song:
    Christ God is risen! Let us rejoice!
    Come down ye heavens, draw near the earth:
    Christ God is risen! Let us rejoice!

    Glory to Thee, God Almighty!
    Christ God is risen! Let us rejoice!
    Glory to Thee, God Almighty!
    Christ God is risen! Let us rejoice!

     

  2. Thank you Carol! Christ is risen! It has been a long time I hope all is well with you and your family. I will add this poem to the post.

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