April 4, 2010

On Easter Sunday Orthodox Russians walk around saying to each other, “Кристос Воскресие,” Christ is Risen. When a child comes to your door and says it you give them a little treat. Maybe an apple, maybe a piece of candy. It’s like trick-or-treating. Except in April/March.

The Russian word for Sunday is Воскресение, which translates literally as “Resurrection.” (I think) This is another of those moments in which language charms me. Implicit in the word every time a Russian says “Sunday” is Resurrection. A resurrection every week, not just on Easter.

One Response to “Воскресение”

  1. Katie said

    Воистину воскресе!!

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