Alleluia! Christ is Risen

000_02512Our church congregation is wonderfully mixed. We’ve people from many countries, who enrich our church community and help us realise that while we may be part of the Church of England we’re also part of the Catholic Church throughout the world.

At Easter this variety is brought out when at the Vigil service, having heard the Exsultet and having renewed our faith and received Communion together we invite people to call out Alleluia! Christ is Risen, He is Risen Indeed’ in their native languages. Each year we hear different languages. Our bishop, who was present at an Easter Vigil a few years ago said this multi lingual proclamation made a lasting impression upon him.

This year was no exception.

We heard the Lord’s Resurrection proclaimed in: Arabic, Cantonese, Spanish, Armenian, Italian, Benin, Shona, Indonesian, French, Korean, Tamil, Greek … and after Mass several people said they were too shy to speak up in their own language!

And here is an invitation to you

You are welcome to post (through ‘comments’ to this) the words Alleluia! Christ is Risen, He is Risen Indeed in your language.

Just let us know which language it is in 🙂


About stchrysostoms

St Chrysostom’s is an Anglican (Church of England) parish church in Manchester, UK. We’re an inclusive, diverse and welcoming faith community rejoicing in our Anglo Catholic tradition, where people of many differing backgrounds make friends. Find our Facebook group at
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3 Responses to Alleluia! Christ is Risen

  1. Kathryn Conant says:


    Αλληλούια! Χριστός Ανέστη! Αληθώς Ανέστη!

  2. thickethouse says:

    Krisztus feltámadt! Valóban feltámadt!

    This is Hungarian……


  3. Michael says:

    It isn’t my own language but seeing as the Russians have so lovingly adopted me, “Christos voskrese! Voistinu voskrese!”

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