Christians, rejoice always, for evil, death, sin, the devil and hell have been conquered by Christ. Given that all of these have been conquered, is there anyone in the world who can erase our joy? You are the lords of this eternal rejoicing as long as you don’t give in to sin. Joy burns in our hearts from His truth, love, resurrection, and from the Church and His saints.
Based on St. Justin Popovich, Explanation of I Thessalonians, 5
A deacon sprinkling perfumed water, symbolizing the myrrh of the Myrrh Bearing-Women, at the Lord’s tomb. Easter at Vatopaidi.