Re: [orthodox-synod] Write anything: including Easter greetings
> > Yes, the MP followJRS: Did you ever send anyone a birthday card? That doesn't mean it's your own birthday.
> > the Orthodox faith, but
> > their actions have waivered. The Met Alexeii II
> > sends Paschal greetings to
> > the Pope, while we are beginning the Great Lent? We
> > don't celebrate Pascha
> > with the catholics, period.
One can express a certain happiness that they do celebrate the Resurrection of Christ, rather
than rejecting or not knowing it.
Furthermore, in the Orthodox Church we celebrate the Resurrection every Sunday. In that
sense, Easter comes about 50 Sundays a year for us. The priest also recites certain Paschal
texts aftger the Great Entrance and after Communion at the Divine Liturgy, even on
St. Seraphim of Sarov was wont to greet everyone he met with "Christ is Risen", year round,
and I have not heard that he stopped saying that greeting even in Lent.
Fr. John R. Shaw