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“John Chrysostom - Easter Sermon (Paschal Homily)”
A fine statement of faith in Christ's resurrection, often heard at Easter (Pascha) in Orthodox Churches
Click here to read at earlychurchtexts.com in the original Greek (with dictionary lookup links). The English translation below is by Father Pavel of the Russian Orthodox Church (Slightly altered). The link above gives access to other translations.
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Devout and God-loving people, enjoy this kind and
bright festival. Wise people, come and share joy with your Lord. You who have
laboured in fasting, receive your deserved reward. You who have laboured from
the first hour, come to the festival now! You who came at the third hour,
rejoice! You who lingered until the sixth hour, celebrate! You who came at the
ninth hour, do not be sad! You who managed to come only at the eleventh hour, do
not be dismayed by your lateness. No-one will be deprived of heavenly joy. For
our Lord is generous. He welcomes those who come last in the same way as those
who come first. He is grateful to the first and rejoices in the last. He
consoles those who came at the last hour, as if they had laboured from the first
hour. He gives to everyone: those who laboured and those who wanted to labour.
He receives the service and kisses the intention. He values the deed and praises
the desire. All of you enter into the joy of the Lord: First and last, receive
the reward! Wealthy and poor, rejoice with one another! Diligent and lazy,
celebrate the festival! Those who have fasted and those who have not, be glad
together. The feast is abundant, eat your fill! All of you enjoy the wealthy
banquet of the faith and mercy of God. Let no-one go away hungry or offended.
Let no-one be sad about their poverty, for the kingdom is now here for everyone.
Let no-one weep over their sins, for forgiveness for all has burst with light
from the grave. Let no-one be afraid of death, for the death of Jesus has freed
us all. Embraced by death, He subdued death. Having descended into hell, He took
hell captive. He embittered it when it tasted of his flesh. Isaiah prophesied:
“Hell was troubled, having met You in the underworld!” Hell was in mourning, for
it was abolished! Hell was distressed, for it was condemned! Hell was
impoverished, for it was deposed! Hell was destroyed, for it was bound! It took
on a body, and touched God. It took on the earth, and met heaven. It took what
it saw, and fell to where it did not expect! Death! Where is your sting? Hell!
Where is your victory? Christ is risen, and you are brought down. Christ is
risen, and the demons have fallen. Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice.
Christ is risen, and life triumphs. Christ is risen, and there are no dead in
the grave. Christ has risen from the dead, become the firstborn of those who
sleep and set into motion the resurrection of all. To Him be glory now and
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original Greek text
John Chrysostom in Greek with English Translation
Migne Greek Text
Patrologiae Graecae Cursus Completus
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