Христос Воскрес!

Я в гроб сойду и в третий день восстану,
И, как сплавляют по реке плоты,
Ко мне на суд, как баржи каравана,
Столетья поплывут из темноты

– Борис Пастернак

I will go down to the grave and on the third day rise,
And, like rafts floated downriver,
To my judgment, like barges in a caravan,
The centuries will drift out of the darkness.

– Boris Pasternak (bad translation mine)

Your Mother, my Lord, holds the universe, the known, and the unknown.

7 thoughts on “Христос Воскрес!

  1. Happy Orthodox Easter.

    I can sound out Cyrillic alphabet but the words mean nothing to me 😦

  2. She is the Ostrobramskaya (Vilenskaya) Mother of God. The original is now in Vilna – with the Catholics, in fact! 🙂

    We have an entire church named after her in Kiev. My godmother bought me a copy of the image there, as a keepsake, and it’s with me in Jordan now.

    Her origins have actually been debated on the Orthodox forums. All I know is that this image is one of my favourites. She is literally pulling the universe in all around her – her cloak is earth, the sun is descending upon her crown, the moon is at her feet, the stars surround her, and she is contemplating the crucifixion.

  3. “She is literally pulling the universe in all around her – her cloak is earth, the sun is descending upon her crown, the moon is at her feet, the stars surround her, and she is contemplating the crucifixion.”

    That’s amazing and beautiful.

    I live right down the street from a Greek Orthodox church and somehow missed that it was Easter. Here’s a pic; http://www.flickr.com/photos/parallel_sidewalk/2443260579/

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