Paschal greeting

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The Resurrection of Christ

The Paschal greeting is a custom among Orthodox Christians, consisting of a greeting and response. Instead of "hello" or its equivalent, one is to greet another person with "Christ is Risen!" The response is "Indeed, He is Risen!" (or "Truly, He is risen!"). This greeting is used during liturgical services and informally at other times, starting with the feast of Pascha and lasting until Ascension, the period known as Paschaltide.

In practice, this custom is usually restricted in use with people that one already knows are Orthodox. In some cultures (e.g., in Russia), it was also customary to exchange a triple kiss after the greeting. It is not uncommon for Orthodox Christians to compile lists of the greeting as it is used around the world, as an act of Orthodox unity across languages and cultures.

The Paschal greeting around the world

  • Indo-European languages
    • Germanic languages
      • West Germanic languages
        • Anglic languages
          • English - Christ is Risen! Indeed, He is Risen!
            • Old English (Anglo-Saxon) - Crist aras! Crist sodhlice aras! (Lit: Christ arose! Christ surely arose!)
            • Middle English - Crist is arisen! Arisen he sothe!
          • Iyaric Patwa - Krestos a uprisin! Seen, him a uprisin fe tru!
        • Frisian - Kristus is opstien! Wis is er opstien!
        • High German
          • German - Christus ist auferstanden! Er ist wahrhaftig auferstanden!
          • Yiddish - Der Meschiache undzer iz geshtanen! Avade er iz ufgeshtanen!
        • Low German
          • Dutch - Christus is opgestaan! Hij is waarlijk opgestaan!
          • Afrikaans - Kristus het opgestaan! Hom het waarlik opgestaan!
      • North Germanic languages
        • Danish - Kristus er opstanden! Sandelig Han er Opstanden!
        • Icelandic - Kristur er upprisinn! Hann er vissulega upprisinn!
        • Norwegian - Kristus er oppstanden! Han er sannelig oppstanden!
        • Swedish - Kristus är uppstånden! Ja, Han är verkligen uppstånden!
    • Italic languages
      • Latin - Christus resurrexit! Resurrexit vere!
      • Romance languages
        • Italian - Cristo è risorto! È veramente risorto!
        • Catalan - Crist ha ressuscitat! Veritablement ha ressuscitat!
        • French - Le Christ est ressuscité! Vraiment Il est ressuscité!
        • Portuguese - Cristo ressuscitou! Verdadeiramente ressuscitou!
        • Romanian - Hristos a înviat! Adevărat a înviat!
        • Spanish - Cristo ha resucitado! Verdaderamente, ha resucitado!
    • Slavic languages
      • Church Slavonic - (Christos Voskrese! Voistinu Voskrese!)
      • East
        • Russian - Христос Воскресе! Воистину Воскресе! (Christos Voskrese! Voistinu Voskrese!)
        • Belarusian - Хрыстос уваскрос! Сапраўды ўваскрос! (Khrystos Uvaskros! Saprawdy Wvaskros!)
        • Ukrainian - Христос Воскрес! Воістину Воскрес! (Christos Voskres! Voistinu Voskres!)
      • South
        • Bulgarian - Христос Возкресе! Воистина Возкресе! (Christos Vozkrese! Voistina Vozkrese!)
        • Serbian - Христос Воскресе! Ваистину Воскресе! (Christos Voskrese! Vaistinu Voskrese!)
      • West
        • Czech - Kristus Vstal A Mrtvych! Opravdi Vstoupil!
        • Slovak - Kristus vstal zmŕtvych! Skutočne vstal!
        • Polish - Chrystus Zmartwychwstał! Zaprawdę Zmartwychwstał!
    • Baltic languages
      • Lithuanian - Kristus prisikėlė! Tikrai prisikėlė!
    • Celtic languages
      • Goidelic languages
        • Old Irish - Asréracht Críst! Asréracht Hé-som co dearb!
        • Irish - Tá Críost éirithe! Go deimhin, tá sé éirithe!
        • Manx - Taw Creest Ereen! Taw Shay Ereen Guhdyne!
        • Scots Gaelic - Tha Crìosd air èiridh! Gu dearbh, tha e air èiridh!
      • Brythonic languages
        • Breton - Dassoret eo Krist! E wirionez dassoret eo!
        • Welsh - Atgyfododd Crist! Yn wir atgyfododd!
    • Indo-Iranian languages
      • Indic languages
        • Sanskrit - (Kristo'pastitaha! Satvam Upastitaha!)
        • Southern Zone
          • Marathi - (Yeshu Khrist uthla ahe! Kharokhar uthla ahe!)
    • Albanian (Tosk) - Krishti u ngjall! Vërtet u ngjall!
    • Armenian - Քրիստոս յարեաւ ի մեռելոց՜ Օրհնեալ է յայտնութիւնն Քրիստոսի՜ (Christos harjav i merelotz! Orhniale harutjun Christosi! -- Christ is risen! Blessed is the resurrection of Christ!)
    • Greek - Χριστός Ανέστη! Αληθώς Ανέστη! (Christos Anesti! Aleithos Anesti!)
  • Altaic languages
    • Turkish - Hristós diril-Dí! Hakíkatén diril-Dí!
  • Austronesian languages
    • Malayo-Polynesian
      • Western
        • Chamorro - La'la'i i Kristo! Magahet na luma'la' i Kristo!
        • Filipino (Tagalog) - Si Cristo ay nabuhay! Siya nga ay nabuhay!
        • Indonesian - Kr
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