Cristo ressuscitou — Christ is risen

The resurrection of Christ. Source: https://br.pinterest.com/pin/550494754456632039/.

Χριστός ανέστη εκ νεκρών,

θανάτω θάνατον πατήσας,

και τοις εν τοις μνήμασι

ζωήν χαρισάμενος.

Christós anésti ek nekrón,

thanáto thánaton patísas,

ke tis en tis mnímasi

zoín charisámenos.

Cristo ressuscitou dos mortos,

venceu a morte pela morte,

e aos que estavam no túmulo

Cristo deu a vida

Christ is risen from the dead,

trampling down death by death,

and to those in the tombs

He is restoring life

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A short reflection on the degrees of participation that we experience in our lives

Figure 1: A continuum of participation.

If we lay aside the distinction between “religion” and the “secular” for a moment, we can place the experiences of our life in a continuum of participation and embodiment (Figure 1). For instance the services of the Orthodox Church (Figure 2) could be placed towards the “embodied participation” extreme, whereas a virtual University lecture could be placed in the other extreme, that of “passive consumption”. In between, we could place the Novus Ordo Catholic Mass and an in-person University lecture between the two (Figure 1).

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