LEAVETAKING OF PASCHA
“It is the day of resurrection! Let us be radiant, O people! Pascha! The Lord's Pascha! For Christ our God has brought us from death to life, and from earth unto heaven, as we sing the song of victory!” (Paschal Canon, Irmos-hymn of Ode 1)
Transitions can be hard. And yet I am being invited, on “the day of the resurrection,” (which we’ve been celebrating this entire Paschal season, ending today on the “Leavetaking” of Pascha) to join the Lord’s Great Transition, – the Lord’s “Pascha” or “Passover” from death to life, and from earth to heaven. This “day” is every day in the life of anyone who believes in the risen Lord; “This is the day which the Lord has made” (Ps 117/118: 24), also this Wednesday, on which I am, once again, invited to join “the Lord’s Pascha” and to transition from any death I may have slipped into, into Life in Christ.
So let me re-connect with the risen Lord this morning, in some heartfelt prayer, and let Him bring me “from death to life,” as only He can. “This is the day which the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Because we can do that, on any day.
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