Easter morning, for most of my adult life, included a phone
call to my grandma to exchange the Paschal Greeting she taught me, this being
some of the few words of Ukrainian I still remember. (Other key phrases in my
repertoire are standard in every traveler guidebook, I'm sure: 'You're gonna get
in trouble!' and 'He/She is crazy', this last having a literal translation
along lines of being beat about the head with a sack too much.)
Христос воскрес! Воістину воскрес!
(Pronounced:Khrystos voskres! Voyistynu voskres!
Translated: "Christ is risen!" / "He is
But what a beautiful thing to miss.