Christos Anesti – but only if you wish

As a child I was brought up as a member of the Greek Orthodox Church, and was taken to Church every Orthodox Easter.  I could not understand a word of the service, which was in Greek. At the end of the service the priests rushed to the door and served their congregation, as we left, with bread and hard boiled eggs, to break our fasts. Here are the memories of my father and mother. Greeks will be greeting each other today with “Christos Anesti”, for the reply “Alithos Anesti”. I offer such greetings to my readers for today as they offer to others they meet today, even if it is a gentle “good morning”.