Christ is Risen!
By the time you read this, we will have probably only sung this Easter greeting in about ten languages, from Arabic to Swedish. But a Canadian Orthodox priest, Steven Bigham, has collected this Easter greeting in 250 tongues. They are all painstakingly recorded (fast-slow-fast) so you can get the pronunciation, and organised by country and language on his “paschal polyglot” website. You can listen to the resurrection troparion being sung in many of these languages, from Abkhaz via Georgian and Swahili to Tagalog, right here. If, according to the eastern calendar, you don’t celebrate Easter until May 1, you’ve still got most of Lent to practice.
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